v 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.
I have direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ.
Having been accepted by God once for all, he welcomes me into his presence as I pray in times of need. Acceptance is not just a once-for-all act by a gracious God, it is an ongoing state that allows me to speak with him at any time. It does not require me to dress up in my Sunday finery, or use special words or rituals, or even be in a particular place such as a church building or require the help of special people. We are accepted by him and experience his grace and mercy when we need it most.
This is one of the wonderful privileges of being accepted by God, and so the writer of this letter urges us ‘let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.’
It is a call to prayer – God will welcome you, so will you come?