Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Let Us Continually Come

Hebrews 4:16 – So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. (New Living Translation)

The footnote in my NLT Study Bible says that the phrase “let us come” can also be translated as “let us continually come,” indicating ongoing action, not just a onetime event. This is a real encouragement: God knows we will continue to sin, perhaps repeatedly and willfully. He also knows that he will continue to show mercy to us. I can’t imagine how hopeless I’d feel if his mercy was offered just once and that if I screwed up again, I couldn’t go to “the mercy well” again. What a gift. Now I just need to remember to come to his throne.

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