Hebrews 4:14-16 (NIV)
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
The Bible continually urges believers to elevate the fear of the LORD above every other concern in our lives. Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge (Pr. 1:7) and wisdom (Pr. 9:10). We are to serve and fear only the LORD, clinging to his every word (Deut. 13:4). The LORD revealed himself to his people as “I AM the LORD” (Ex. 6:2), which established a unique and special relationship between He and his people. Only his called ones had access to his presence.
In chapter 4, the author of the book of Hebrews invokes this special relationship, now fully consummated through the ministry of our Great High Priest, Jesus Christ, to call us to enter God’s throne room with confidence. We foster the fear of the Lord through a lifestyle of worship that is predicated on Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf.
• What do you think it means to live our everyday life with God’s throne in view?
• Are there areas of your life where you need to worship with God-given, God-enabled confidence?
Let’s worship to the song “Yours (Glory and Praise)” (click here), performed by Elevation Worship.