Updated: Dec 25, 2020
IF A MAN finds the one who killed his son and kills him—people will call it judgment.
If he calls the police and the murderer is arrested, tried and imprisoned, it's called justice.
If the Father to the dead pleads for the accused, it's called mercy. And if the Father asks that the murderer be released to him for adoption, it is called grace.
Grace bridges the relationship chasm between the Father and us.
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.
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. (Hebrews 4:14 and 16)
Jesus has established for us a throne of grace.
MANY PEOPLE feel that God goes around looking for people to punish, but that's far from the truth.
The only ones that Jesus judged while on earth were the spiritual leaders. (Matthew 23:1-4)
During his passage through Jericho, he saw Zacchaeus and did not judge him. (Luke 19:1-10)
When they brought the woman caught in adultery to him—His words were for her to go and sin no more. (John 8:4-11).
GOD IS FULL of grace, and in Him, there is no disgrace.
TO REACH OUT to humanity, God chose a group of people, gave them his laws and taught them his ways to teach the rest of the world.
But when the time fully came, he sent his Son, Jesus Christ. (Galatians 4:4-5)
For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge but to be its saviour. (John 3:17)
While on the cross, the veil was ripped from top to bottom that all may approach Him. (Matthew 27:51)
His death was the door to His grace.
IF YOU do not understand who Jesus is and why he came, you'll try to measure up—but this will never help you know Him.
God will not allow you to go on without pointing you to where you erred.
God is not keeping scores; neither is he waiting to condemn you, but he wants to be gracious.
Peter calls him the God of all grace. (1 Peter 5:10)
Adversity will become a bridge to all you desire to become in life
IF YOU are a believer, you can ask yourself how many times you've been to the throne of grace—and how many times were your needs met?
Times that I was lonely, I went to the throne and found comfort. When I was afraid, I found courage.
When I was sick, I found healing—and when I sinned, I found forgiveness.
There is something about this throne that never stops giving.
HOW IS your relationship with God? Are you satisfied with where you are?
If your answer is no, then something is missing.
God wants to show you Himself. He wants to surround you with His Presence.
God is interested in giving you Himself, and once you reach that point, every other name will fade away.
When you love him, you feel the way he feels. And when you are in a relationship with Him, you'll find nothing comparable to Him. (Psalm 40:5)
When he knows that what you want is what he wants, he removes some things from your life and adds other things. (Matthew 6:33)
Adversity will become a bridge to all you need to become in life, but the onus to draw near to Him is yours. (James 4:8)
There's nothing in life that you do not need to have more of—when you spend some money, you need to replace it.
And when you know Him, all you must do is go to the source.
Whoever believes in me (Jesus Christ), as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.' (John 7:38)
The best that life has to offer can only be found in Jesus. He is always available at the throne of grace.
BRINGING IT TOGETHER
IF WE CONFESS our sins, He is faithful and just to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Confess your sins to Him and ask Him to forgive you. Tell him to come into your heart.
If you have done this, you are now a believer. I’ll be glad to hear your story.
The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not – C.S. Lewis.