New International Dictionary of NT Theology. Let us come, therefore, with boldness; that is, on the account of the care, love, and faithfulness of Christ as our High Priest, before discoursed on.VIII. God is an help (Psalm 46:1) in all sorts of straits and afflictions.2. )Whither invitedC. (Ibid). With liberty of access.2. But be not deceived. He did not care to be thought a hard and cruel ruler. The text adverts to a special season, which the apostle calls "time of need": "that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:15). THE CHRISTIAN'S WANTS.1. To let go all hold of present things and present hopes, to give up a departing soul, entering into the invisible world, and an unchangeable eternity therein, into the hands of a sovereign Lord, is a thing which requires a strength above our own for the right and comfortable performance of.II. "My grace" — "for thee" (2 Corinthians 12:9).3. And what a mercy is this! Donald Grey Barnhouse observed "Love that gives upward is worship, love that goes outward is affection; love that stoops is grace. How comes this about? This boldness arises from nothing in ourselves, but purely from the goodness of the Being we address: and it consists principally in a persuasion that we are freely authorised to come, and may confidently hope to succeed.II. Grace includes all the blessings of the Divine favour. Could we (knowing this High Priest) have any higher calling then to be ministered to by such a High Priest. We need renewing grace — grace to enlighten our minds, grace to renew our hearts, grace to regenerate our heart's nature, grace to conform our will to the will of God — grace that we may approve, desire, and relish spiritual enjoyment, and thus be prepared for all the service of God.6. If it is bodily ailment, may one go to God with it? Freely, with simple words.4. We need the mercy of God to forgive our every offence and to remit the punishment to which we are exposed.4. Hopefully, with full confidence of being heard.5. As so represented, the mercy-seat was His throne. Here you may find at all times the seasonable help you need, a balm for every wound, counsel for every difficulty, comfort for every sorrow. Whom, then, did He represent? Consider Achan’s trespass. )LinksHebrews 4:16 NIVHebrews 4:16 NLTHebrews 4:16 ESVHebrews 4:16 NASBHebrews 4:16 KJVHebrews 4:16 Bible AppsHebrews 4:16 ParallelHebrews 4:16 Biblia ParalelaHebrews 4:16 Chinese BibleHebrews 4:16 French BibleHebrews 4:16 German BibleHebrews 4:16 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)It is a lovely throne. We not only need mercy, but we need an assurance that God has given us mercy. In all points in which He could innocently, He did actually resemble us. Who dares impugn the Imperial word?6. It is a throne, and therefore, whenever it is approached, it should be with complete submission. It is the "throne of grace," because grace, unmerited love and goodness, designed and erected it. The mercy of God in Christ Jesus.2. Garrett.During the cotton famine I went to many a man in need, and said, "Why don't you go to the committee and get what you require?" — In order to remind us that our Father is still infinitely greater than ourselves, He has bidden us say, "Hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come"; so that our Father is still to be regarded as a King, and in prayer we come, not only to our Father's feet, but we come also to the throne of the Great Monarch of the universe. )Boldness in prayerG. Also in Phil 1:20. As others may not fetter you in speaking to God by prescribing what words you should use; so you need not restrain yourselves, but freely speak all that your condition requires.(D. You may be free, for you are welcome. Spurgeon. Maclaren, D. D.They tell us that, in some trackless lands, when one friend passes through the pathless forests, he breaks a twig ever and anon as he goes, that those who come after may see the traces of his having been there, and may know that they are not out of the road. Christ is the sinner's Advocate. But what does one do when their life is totally exposed? It can be no higher, it can be no greater, for it is written “God is love,” which is an alias for grace. I answer, "I know it; and if you had, there are a hundred shops in Preston that would be glad to see you; but this is a place opened for those who have no money, and there is nobody in the world more welcome to the treasures there than yourself." From the mercy-seat He gave oracles; He made discoveries to His people of such things which otherwise they could not come to the knowledge of.6. (1)To pray and serve God. Or do you imagine they are not to be gained? a propitiatory, the place where God and man are to meet. but, sir, I haven't a farthing left." "Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." )LinksHebrews 4:16 NIVHebrews 4:16 NLTHebrews 4:16 ESVHebrews 4:16 NASBHebrews 4:16 KJVHebrews 4:16 Bible AppsHebrews 4:16 ParallelHebrews 4:16 Biblia ParalelaHebrews 4:16 Chinese BibleHebrews 4:16 French BibleHebrews 4:16 German BibleHebrews 4:16 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)He knows them experimentally. The boldness which we are authourised to use is that which arises from a knowledge of our own vileness and the sufficiency there is in Christ to His people's wants. The right spirit in which to approach the throne of grace is that of unstaggering confidence. Till we have reflected on it, we are scarcely aware how much the sum of human happiness in the world is indebted t,, this one feeling — sympathy. (Psalms 139:7 NIV) He would state that neither the darkness could hide us nor going to the “far side of the sea”, the highest heavens or deepest depths could keep us from being exposed before the Lord! If he says I may have the thousands, he will not refuse to give me the ones. The throne of grace denotes no less (Revelation 7:15). And the especial supplies which we obtain on any particular occasion afford a contribution of new spiritual strength to the soul for all its duties. When He is represented to us upon the mercy-seat, He is set forth as a God that has found out a way to hide our sins out of His sight.4. Large warehouses were procured, and committees appointed to see that they were given to the proper persons. If it is bodily ailment, may one go to God with it? Trapp. As graciously pardoning the sins of His people. WHERE THIS MERCY AND THIS HELPING GRACE ARE TO BE OBTAINED.1. Although salvation is not of debt but of grace, although it is the free gift of God through Christ Jesus, nevertheless we must be made meet to receive it. We must come just as we are. Now we may thus come boldly, because(1)This is the way expressly laid down. (Revelation 2:15) God alone is Sovereign, and He alone rules, and He has placed His Son, Jesus Christ over all.