“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
This well-known verse that states that God will make Himself available for those, who come before Him, is quoted frequently in both Bible studies along with sermons. Amazingly, this Scripture even tells us to approach before His thrown in a bold manner because we’ve been granted a special right to do so by Christ. Although, this is true, but some other deep truths within this verse are often ignored by many. Consequently, this results the overall picture of this passage not being seen just like missing the forest and seeing only the trees.
Let’s take into great consideration the verse in which we’re told to approach God’s throne of grace boldly. Nevertheless, what’s your viewpoint about this throne? Well, throne is representative of authority and majesty, and it’s a sitting place for a king. When the Word of God tells us to come boldly unto the throne of grace, it implies that it’s not only about bringing our prayer requests to God, but refers to God’s as the One who is ruling as the emperor over all lords along with that immeasurable universe.
Let’s put that within perspective, let’s say that the governor of the state you reside, or the president of your county calls on the phone for the purpose of wanting to have a meeting with you. Although, there may well be certain differences with respect to political views between such person and you; nevertheless, the office itself demands respect. For instance, in the whole history of United States, 44 people have had the privilege to hold the president’s office. Evidently, anybody would seize that awesome opportunity by taking the call and agree to meet with such a powerful individual, at least based on this criteria alone.
Now, let us look at that from a different angle, in which you become the one who wants to either meet with the president or the governor. Let’s say this meeting is an individual meeting instead of attending a group setting. In the event that having such a meeting were likely at all, it will evidently have to be scheduled within a certain time-frame that suits the president or governor. Moreover, once that particular meeting has been scheduled, it will have to be last for certain amount of time, which in many cases will not be that long. Lastly, once the time is over, the meeting would end immediately due to the fact that such leader has various other responsibilities on his back.
On the other hand, God is infinitely more wonderful and greater in comparison to any of the country’s president, along with the founding fathers. Consider that, we’ve been sent an invitation by the sovereign God of this universe to come and talk with Him, while He’s seated at His throne. What’s an awesome privilege is it! The most important thing is that we don’t have to be concerned about inconveniences that may come our way and we don’t have to miss work in order to be part of that meeting. Furthermore, even if we miss that appointment, we can always try to meet God at a time that works best for us.
In reality, God is sitting on His throne waiting for us. He has already made Himself available for us just any time we want to have a conversation with Him through prayer. Interestingly, when we get to pray God by entering the room in which He’s seated on His throne, we don’t have to be concerned about running out of time because God doesn’t have to rush due to too many appointments. What is mind-blowing about such appointment is the idea that God can meet countless number of people simultaneously unlike a president or a governor.
The foremost reason we have to come boldly lies with what our Lord and Savior has done for us on the cross along with the time God has already made for all of us. Sadly, many Christians seem not to be taking advantage of this awesome open invitation and let God keeps waiting and waiting. We’re commanded by the Word of God to pray Him without ceasing because He knows how important prayer is. Lastly, prayer must be given a top priority within our lives no matter how preoccupied we are with the issues of this life.