Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Insight on the Word
From this point in Hebrews 4 on through Hebrews 10:39, Paul goes to great length proving that Christ is our High Priest. He tells us how that Christ is now “passed into the heavens” to represent us before the Father. He is a compassionate High Priest being “touched with the feeling of our infirmities.” He knows how we feel for he himself was “tempted like as we are.” He knows how to live above sin for he was “without sin.”
How do we obtain help from this High Priest? There are at least seven ways: 1) We recognize the meeting place with God, the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16). 2) We become conscious that this meeting place is made possible through the atoning blood of Christ (Hebrews 10:19-20). 3) We obey God by actually coming to this throne (Hebrews 4:16, 10:22-23). 4) We call upon God for mercy and grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16). 5) We approach boldly (Hebrews 4:16). 6) We are fervent and earnest in presenting needs (James 5:16; Luke 11:5-13). And 7) We have faith in receiving an answer (Hebrews 11:6; James 1:5-8; Matthew 17:20, 21:22; Mark 11:22-24).
Today, whatever you face there is help in time of need. We do not have to face this world alone. For we can, by the High Priestly ministry of Christ, “come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
Speak the Word — God gives me grace and mercy in time of need! (Hebrews 4:14-16)
Daily Bible Reading — Numbers 18 – 20