An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Speak Freely

(Heb 4:16 KJV)  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

(Proverbs 29 also read)

God is holy.  Coming into His presence is intimidating.  Think of the words of Isaiah as he had a vision, which was obviously from the Lord, and thought of himself as being face to face with the Most High God,

(Isa 6:5 KJV)  Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
This is the witness of the Old Testament.  God is holy.  We are human.  It is presumptuous to come into His presence.

While I was thinking about that this verse came to mind.  Instead of fearing the face of God it tells us that, in Jesus, we can come and pour out our hearts to Him, without fear.  That term, “confidence” (3954) in the NASB and “boldly” in the KJV seems to have the idea of speaking freely.  I can pour out my heart to Him and know His compassion.  The emphasis is not on His holiness but on our attitude as we come before Him.

So?  Rejoice.  Think of the Christmas carol that says, “O come let us adore Him.”  He waits to meet with you.

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