Hebrews 4:16 – Confidence to Draw Near

Join us in the Project 345 reading plan as we read through the New Testament.

Context: The author of Hebrews has just expressed: “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.”

Hebrews 4:16 “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.”

Observation:

  • Draw near to the throne of grace (Jesus)
    • That we may receive mercy and find grace (undeserved favor)
      • To help in time of need (when we are tempted)

Application: Often, my first response in temptation is to hide myself from God.  Instead, I need to draw near to Him.  That is where I will find help.

What do you do when you are tempted?  Make the decision to draw near to the throne of grace.

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