His Mercy and Grace

Hebrews 4:16
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

Grace:  favor or goodwill. Synonyms: kindness, kindliness, love, benignity; condescension.

Mercy:  compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence: Have mercy on the poor sinner.

When we look at these two words defined we know that we have to first be granted mercy, so that we are then able to obtain grace.  For grace comes by means of mercy.  Paul says let us come boldly meaning to come knowing and believing that we will be granted mercy.  When we go before the throne, we must go in faith and remembering that “now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  (Hebrews 11:1).  It also later states that “without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”  (Hebrews 11:6).

So we see in order to obtain mercy, we must first have faith and believe that we will be granted mercy, hence mercy bringing forth the grace of God.  In His grace He is he showing us his love towards us..his favor and good will.  In His mercy, He is showing us compassion, in spite of what wrongs we may have done.  We serve such an awesome God, therefore when we come boldly before the throne of grace, and He sees fit that we may obtain mercy, He says I will now help you in your time of need.  What an awesome God indeed.

My prayer for today is Father I thank you for all that you have done for us, for meeting our every need in your timing and in your own way.  I pray that you have mercy on us so that your grace may continue to abound.  I pray that we may be bold in faith when we come before your throne, and that we take not your grace for granted, in Jesus name I pray, amen.

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