Day Two: May We Receive Mercy And Grace

Hebrews 4:15-16 (NIV) – 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.

“… As a result of his incarnation: he [Jesus] has endured every kind of temptation and so can help us in our own weaknesses. Thus we can have complete confidence in his enabling presence… He has the power to help us triumph… he knows everything we’re going through.

“Since Jesus has gone through everything, we must endure, and because he both understands our struggles and helps us overcome them, we can ‘approach God’s throne of grace with confidence.’ ‘Approach’ or ‘draw near’ is a key term in Hebrews for worship and prayer. This means we can boldly approach God in prayer and expect the empowering presence we need. We are completely confident that he will hear and respond with the strength we lack.” [Osborne & Guthrie, Hebrews: Verse by Verse]

Prayer: Lord, I turn to you today for your help and hope. In every circumstance and in how I feel, help me behold you so I can live and love in Christ. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship in singing the song “Behold (Then Sings My Soul)” written by Hillsong, played by AMC Music Team. (Click Here)

– TR