boetheia. 16.Therefore—In view of this glorious tenderness of our great high priest. (Bristow). Hebrews 7:19 : εἰσέρχεσθαι, ch. 2. 16 Therefore let’s (A)approach the throne of grace with (B)confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace for help at the time of ourneed. The time of death is such a season. Every believer is received according to the full, finished work of Christ! Accordingly we as spiritual Israel may approach by faith unto this throne where Jesus is acting as our High Priest. Our Sovereign will be merciful (not giving us what we deserve) and gracious (giving us what we do not deserve). Moreover, it is not about the first approach of sinners unto God by Christ for mercy and pardon, whereof he treats, but about the daily access of believers unto him for grace and assistance. Пс. Hebrews 4:16 King James Version (KJV) 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Oh! To declare that our privileges by Christ under the gospel exceed the privileges of the Jewish church under Moses, as a reason why we should make a … 16.Let us therefore come boldly, or, with confidence, etc. 3:16, 17). Hebrews 8:1, Hebrews 12:2; Isaiah 16:5.— τῆς χάριτος, of grace) This word is also of frequent occurrence in this epistle.— λάβωμεν, κ. τ. That in all our approaches unto God, we are to consider him as on a throne. And the chief benefit of divine teaching is a sure confidence in calling on God, as, on the other hand, the whole of religion falls to the ground, and is lost when this certainty is taken away from consciences. It may, indeed, then be said, ‘Wherein doth the specialty of the grace and aid mentioned consist, seeing it is that which we always stand in need of, and always receive?’I answer, that indeed all grace is special grace. A time of temptation is such a season. First, A bondage frame of spirit, or a “spirit of bondage unto fear,” which was upon the people under the old testament in the worship of God. And at such seasons, as we have peculiar need to make application to the throne of grace, here spoken of, for the purpose of obtaining seasonable help; so, if we apply in faith, and with sincere and earnest desire and persevering diligence, we shall not apply in vain. However, the content of the book, including the frequent references to the Hebrew Scriptures, makes it clear that he was writing to Jewish Christians who were sorely tempted to leave the Christian church and revert to Jewish “Let me find grace in thine eyes,” or “favor in thy sight;” that is, “be accepted with thee,” — מָצָא חֵן. In another place our apostle seems to make this to be a thing distinct from the παῤῥησία here mentioned: Ephesians 3:12, ᾿εν ᾧ ἔχομεν τὴν παῤῥησίαν, καὶ τὴν προσαγωγὴν ἐν πεποιθήσει, διὰ τῆς πίστεως αὐτοῦ· — “In whom we have boldness, and an access with confidence, through the faith that is in him.” Our “access with confidence” includes a persuasion of acceptance, and is distinguished from the “boldness” that it is accompanied withal; but yet as this παῤῥησία and προσαγωγὴ ἐν πεποιθήσει, this “boldness” and “access with confidence,” are inseparable in and from the same duty, so they may be mentioned the one for both in other places, as here they seem to be. Hebrews 7:25, Hebrews 10:1; Hebrews 10:22, Hebrews 11:6, Hebrews 12:18; Hebrews 12:22 : in like manner, ἐγγίζειν, ch. Only here and Acts 27:17). Grace is always sovereign. In “Glory Days,” Bruce Springsteen sings of that high school baseball player who “could throw that speedball by you. Jesus explained that this seed represents those who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy; and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the w… This, however, is scarcely correct. This therefore, in the first place, is our spiritual liberty and freedom, attended with a holy confidence, in our access unto God, to make our requests known unto him, expressing our condition, our wants, our desires, freely and with confidence. The general end hath two parts: —, (2.) Thither would my soul by faith and love follow thee. And as the heavenly High Priest Who has the means of offering full forgiveness and cleansing continually, He dispenses Kingly mercy and grace to all who come. Taking Christ as Lord brings a sense of being owned by Him, and delight in service. And it is the love and grace of God in Christ which was thereby represented, as hath been manifested elsewhere. This, added to the former, completed the condition of these Hebrews. (1-10) Arguments and motives to faith and hope in our approaches to God. Only here and Mark 6:21) help (Greek. Hebrews 4:16: Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. For seasonable help is the literal rendering of the last clause, i.e help convenient, suitable to the occasion; ‘in time of need’ is very good if that mean, as it may, ‘as we need it,’ and so is appropriate to each emergency as it arises. It is included in the exhortation to “come with boldness;” that is, to cast off and conquer all those discouragements, and to use confidence of acceptance and liberty of speech before him. God"s own character of Himself, which the O.T. Observe, reader, though every time may be properly termed a time of need, in which we want supplies of grace, yet some times are peculiarly such: as seasons of affliction, of persecution, and temptation; or times when God, to chastise us for our lukewarmness and sloth, our hypocrisy and formality, or pride, self-will, discontent, or impatience; our neglect of prayer and watchfulness, our levity and folly, or any other fault or failing, withdraws his presence from us: or when we are called to the performance of any great and signal duty, as it was with Abraham when he was called first to leave his country, and afterward to sacrifice his son: or to something that is new, and in which we are yet inexperienced; a duty against which there is great opposition, or for which we may seem to be very unfit, or in which the glory of God is in an especial manner concerned. It is said indeed of him that he should be “a priest upon his throne,” Zechariah 6:13; but that is to intimate the concomitancy of his kingly power as inseparable from his person, — he shall be a priest, though sitting, or whilst he sits as a king on his throne. The latter word properly signifies help obtained in consequence of crying aloud, or strong crying for it. This expression, “that we may obtain mercy”, contains especially this most delightful truth, that all who, relying on the advocacy of Christ, pray to God, are certain to obtain mercy; yet on the other hand the Apostle indirectly, or by implication, holds out a threatening to all who take not this way, and intimates that God will be inexorable to them, because they disregard the only true way of being reconciled to him. θρόνος χάριτός ἐστιν ἕως κάθηται χαριζόμενος ὁ βασιλεύς. This the psalmist excellently expresseth, Psalms 46:2, עֶזְרָה בְצָרוֹת נִמְצָא מְאוֹד; — “God is a help wonderfully found in straits.” And so the Syriac version adds in this place, “help in time of affliction” or “persecution.” Grace, therefore, effectual for our assistance in every time of need, upon our cry to God in Christ, is that which is here intended. ref. Oh! If things should be left unto an ordinary course, without some peculiar concernment to excite us, to awaken us, it is inconceivable how formal and secure we should quickly grow. However, the content of the book, including the frequent references to the Hebrew Scriptures, makes it clear that he was writing to Jewish Christians who were sorely tempted to leave the Christian meta. "Take my yoke on you ... and ye shall find rest" (the continuing rest found in daily submitting to Christ's easy yoke. 1. 2 Chronicles 30:9. Greek. I wanted to pinch the two girls sitting on the front row of our church … Tags: 9780310320326 , Anger , Children , Family , Forgiveness , God's Grace , Hebrews 4:16 , Holy Spirit , love , Lysa TerKeurst , Parenting , Patience , … That we may obtain mercy, etc. There have been in all ages many unprofitable hearers; and unbelief is at the root of all unfruitfulness under the word. Yet this is the great contrast that the writer wants to make. That there is a throne of grace, i.e. The appropriate verb is put before the one noun, and put after the other: Chiasmus. “Changes and war,” saith Job, are against me,” Job 10:17. He is both the omnipotent God and our merciful Saviour. благовременной помощи См. It represents full provision for our lives. proserchomai. Contrast Job's complaint and Elihu's (Job 23:3-8; Job 33:23-28). And freedom from changes is in most the ground of carnal security: Psalms 55:19, “Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.” Changes will beget fear; they are trials to all that are subject unto them. This is included in the last words, “help in a time of need,” — help that is suitable and seasonable for and unto such a condition, wherein we are found earnestly to cry out for it. Hebrews 4:14–16 is among the most often-quoted passages in the Bible. Jesus is superior to Moses 3:1-6. v1 Brothers and sisters in Christ … ου῏ν, “therefore;” — ‘seeing we have an high priest, and him such a one as we have described.’The consideration hereof is to encourage, guide, and influence us unto the ensuing duty, and in all the concerns of it Without this we have no might unto it, no ability for it. 16. And wherein doth this heedfulness principally consist? Div. As is apparent from the next verse, the “obtaining mercy” refers to the pardon of sins, while the “finding grace” implies assistance given. They confess in words that Christ is a Mediator, but in reality they make the power of his priesthood of none effect, and deprive him of his honor. Let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may find help in time of need. The two are united in the words of Hebrews 4:16, “the throne of grace. Hebrews 4:16. προσερχώμεθα, let us draw near) The same word occurs, ch. But worship belongs to God as God; and the redeemed will worship forever. Salvation brings joy and gratitude: delightful to God, yet not properly worship. 1:2; 3:18; 1Тим. Greek. I. To “receive mercy,” therefore, is to be made partakers of gracious help and supportment from the kindness and benignity of God in Christ, when we are in straits and distresses; which springs, indeed, from the same root with pardoning grace, and is therefore called “mercy.”, καὶ χάριν εὕρωμεν, “and that we may find grace.” This is the next general end of our access, unto the throne of grace. Hebrews 10:19. His offering of Himself once-for-all is behind Him. Hence, also it signifies “to offer sacrifices and offering,” which are thence called קָרְבָּנִים. Or there may be an allusion unto the mercy-seat in the tabernacle, which being laid on the ark with a coronet of gold round about it, and shadowed with the cherubim, it was as the throne or seat of God in that most solemn representation of his presence amongst that people; for that which the apostle here calls our “coming to the throne of grace,” in Hebrews 10:19 he expresseth by “drawing nigh with boldness into the holiest,” the place where the ark and mercy-seat were placed. The inner man is described by both the terms spirit (Acts 7:59, Matthew 26:41, John 4:23-24) and soul (1 Peter 2:11, Hebrews 6:19, Hebrews 10:39). The inner man is described by both the terms spirit (Acts 7:59, Matthew 26:41, John 4:23-24) and soul (1 Peter 2:11, Hebrews 6:19, Hebrews 10:39). Psalms 86:15; Psalms 103:17; Psalms 111:4; Psalms 130:7; Psalms 145:8. Hebrews 4:1-16 Humble, cautious fear is urged, lest any should come short of the promised rest, through unbelief. And the Scripture abounds in instances of believers making their especial application unto God for especial assistance in such a season, and directions for them so to do. Into this rest we should earnestly labor to enter, Hebrews 4:11. ... Scripture: Hebrews 4:16. We have here the idea of majesty. Every Christian can come to God"s heavenly throne, not just the high priests of Judaism. This is the duty exhorted unto. Having obtained full and final purification for sins (Hebrews 1:3), He was exalted as Lord of all (Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 1:19-22). There is no reason why the two should not be united: εὔκαιρον,—while the throne of grace is open, and you yourselves not overwhelmed by the danger). But this is of the mystery of his grace, that when he withdraws himself from any soul as to sense and experience, whereby it is troubled, he can secretly communicate of himself unto it in a way of strength whereby it shall be sustained. 2:4). In general, heaven is said to be God’s throne, Matthew 5:34, as the place where principally he manifests his glory and majesty. King James Version (KJV) Hebrews 4:16. But He sits there as the One Who has offered the complete and final sacrifice, as the One of Whom we partake (Hebrews 2:14), and Who has faced all that we have to face, and He is therefore there to offer mercy, and compassion, and strengthening. Thou art indeed passed into the heavens. Something that is new, that we are yet unexperienced in, something that there is great opposition against, somewhat that may cost us dear, somewhat that as to the state of the inward and outward man we may seem to be every way unfit for, somewhat that the glory of God is in an especial manner concerned in, we may be called unto. 2. No man can enumerate the vicissitudes of our course; yet no one of them can we pass through in a due manner without renewed especial assistances of grace. The “throne of grace,” therefore, is unto us, God as gracious in Christ, as exalted in a way of exercising grace and mercy towards them that through the Lord Jesus believe in him and come unto him. Who that is, is not here expressed, but left to be understood from the manner of his being represented unto us. We first obtain mercy and then find grace. And grace. We are accountable to follow God’s Word (12-13) III. 4Цар. This was the point of the previous verse (He 4:15). 1:3; 16:23; 2Кор. Grace to help in time of need—Literally, grace for timely (suited to the demand) aid; that is, against weakness and trial. A time of persecution is such a season, yea, it may be the principal season here intended; for hence arose the great danger of these Hebrews in the course of their profession, as our apostle declares at large, Hebrews 10. The Israelites came near the tabernacle or temple, relying on their high priest to officiate on their behalf, by making intercession for them before the mercyseat in the most holy place, which was a type of the throne of grace. For, —. is everywhere in LXX used with in this sense, translating . εὕρωμεν, “that we may find, or rather “obtain;” for so is this word often used. The Bible tells us that people have an “inner” and an “outer” nature (Genesis 2:7, 2 Corinthians 4:16). “Because of the High Priest we have, we can be brave and come forward to God’s throne (which Judaism does not make possible)!”, Judaism nor any other religion has anything to offer that we do not, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, William Newell's Commentary on Romans, Hebrews and Revelation, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. And there may be a twofold sense of these words: —, 1. Commentary for Hebrews 4:16. John Piper Nov 19, 2012 8.6K Shares God is most glorified in us These two terms are often used the same way, as a general reference to the inner man. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Hebrews 4:12-16 EXEGESIS: THE BROAD CONTEXT: The author identified neither himself nor the people to whom he was writing. And this is the foundation of all grace that is communicated unto us. This High Priest has offered one sacrifice for sin for ever and therefore simply awaits our approach on the very throne of God that He may bring us blessing in response to all our spiritual needs. The end hereof is twofold: —, 2. The context requires another sense; for the Lord Christ, in his office and interposition on our behalf, is not proposed as the object of our coming, but as the means of it, and a great encouragement unto it; for “through him we have an access by one Spirit unto the Father,” Ephesians 2:18. Let us be brave. Our observations from the resolution of the sense will arise from the last clause and ascend unto the first; and in them the meaning of the words themselves will be yet more fully explained; as, —. And “God supplies all our wants according to his riches in glory” (that is, his glorious riches in grace) “by Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:19. Find grace - corresponding to "throne of grace." The way to obtain help from God is by a due gospel application of our souls for it to the throne of grace: “Let us come” for it “to the throne of grace.” How this application is to be made by faith and supplications, and how indispensable it is for the procuring of the aid aimed at, shall be elsewhere declared. I need not prove this to them that read; they have found it, they have felt it, and so have I also. Wherein he had an intimation both of God’s gracious care and good- will towards him, as also of the actual powerful assistance which he should be supplied with against his temptation. —Of God, to which we have access through him. The exhortation is insisted on, Hebrews 4:14, that we would “hold fast our profession” unto the end. Hebrews 4:16 ESV 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. Us then with confidence draw near. “ succor ; ” an open ” or “ revealed eye, saith! 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