Throne of Grace

Have you approached the throne? Do you know what is expected when you approach the throne? Are you willing to bend the knee? Are you willing to bow your head? Will you submit to the rule of the King?

We don’t often think of thrones in our country. We haven’t lived under a monarchy in more than two-hundred years. We prefer our right to vote for new leadership every four years rather than having an inherited royalty that rules us.

Yet there is one Ruler who sits on a throne. It is unlike any other throne we have ever seen or heard of. It is more magnificent than any throne on earth. Though it is a throne of power, it is also a throne of grace. Have you ever thought of there being a throne of grace?

God’s throne is a throne of grace. He is willing to shed His grace on us. What must we do for Him to do so? We must ask. Sounds simple…but far from it. Our first step is to recognize we need His grace. Far too often, our pride gets in the way. We don’t think we need anyone else’s help. We think we have it all together. We won’t think of bending our knee in submission to Him.

We may be fearful of approaching His throne. But notice today’s passage. We can approach God’s throne of grace with confidence. We can go to Him in our time of need. We can ask for His help and be confident He will provide it, even if not in the way we think.

I pray we all approach the throne of God. I pray we do so with confidence. I pray each one of us will bend the knee before God and humbly ask for His grace and mercy. Approach the throne. Bend the knee. Submit to God. Ask for His mercy. Ask for His grace. Accept God’s grace.

Hebrews 4:16 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.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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