the throne of grace

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. [Hebrews 4:16 ESV]

What comes to mind when you hear the word grace? Perhaps you think of mercy or compassion? Maybe the concept of unearned favor? Interesting that God's throne is described with this word. Why do you think that it is? Why is it a place where one can find mercy instead of judgment?

I believe that the character of God's throne and God himself are the same. We have confidence when we pray for mercy because that is God's character. We trust that he will help us because his very nature is compassionate. We draw near according to God's character and not ours.

We come Lord know that you will have mercy. Believing that you will help us. We praise you.

... this devotion is part of a series about the book of Hebrews.

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