Hallelujah! As is apparent from the next verse, the “obtaining mercy” refers to the pardon of sins, while the “finding grace” implies assistance given. Greek. And this answers his prescription of “boldness,” or spiritual confidence in our approaches to the throne of grace for the receiving that mercy which in and through Christ is prepared for us. And few there are but that, where persecution is ‘urgent, it hath some impression upon them to their disadvantage. In God is help for men; and it is their duty to come unto him in the name of Christ, that for his sake they may receive it. And to this doth εὔρειν χάριν exactly answer; and that is, “to be accepted.” See Genesis 6:8; Genesis 18:3, Ephesians 1:6. The former answers to 'receive mercy,' the latter to "find grace;" Matthew 11:28-29). Neither do we come less to Him, or with less confidence, when we come accompanied with the prayers of Angels, saints, priests, or just men, with us, as they fondly imagine and pretend; but with much more confidence in his grace, mercy, and merits, than if we prayed ourselves alone. 16 Let us therefore [ consequently] The “therefore” here refers to the empathy Jesus as High Priest has in heaven toward those who follow Him. "Take my yoke on you ... and ye shall find rest" (the continuing rest found in daily submitting to Christ's easy yoke. 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. This was the point of the previous verse (He 4:15). See Revelation 4:2-3, Hebrews 7:25. Throne—Of God, to which we have access through him. the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. The word is found only once in St. Paul, 1 Timothy 6:3, and there in a peculiar sense; but in Heb. And we may add, —. Sometimes one thing, sometimes another, makes it needful and suitable. 7:25; 10:22; Мат. In reference to this season and the power of it doth our apostle give that great caution, “Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall,” 1 Corinthians 10:12. ‘Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help us in time of need.’. The Hebrews say that God hath a double throne; כסא הדין, “a throne of judgment;” and כסא רחמים, “a throne of compassion;; and tender mercy, — that is, θρόνος τῆς χαρίτος, a “throne of grace. There may be , where there is no . Read more Share Copy Scripture: Hebrews 4:16. Secondly, A disbelief of acceptation, arising from a sense of our own unworthiness. It is most opportune, when most helpful: when infirmities, afflictions, temptations, and the snares of sin, beset us with grievous persecutions, then may we by prayer, through our High Priest, have recourse to this throne of grace for our suitable and sufficient supply, without which there is no holding fast our profession, or possibility of entrance into God’s rest. A throne is a seat of majesty, and is ascribed to God and men; to God frequently, as he is מֶלֶךְ גָּדוֹל, the “great king over all. Our prayers through Him will reach the ears of God, calling for grace or favor to help us in the time of need while in this world of temptation. “To find” or “obtain favor,” or favorable acceptance with God. 7. Our condition all along and in all things is wanting and indigent. That which presently presseth upon us, be it affliction or persecution, be it duty or change, it makes the grace we seek for “help in a time of need.” And God is pleased so to dispose of things that we shall have occasion at all times to make our applications unto him for especial assistance. Compare James 1:5. And grace. The two are united in the words of Hebrews 4:16, “the throne of grace. There He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on High. Compare "Come unto me ... and I will give you rest" (the rest received on first believing). This is decidedly the right interpretation, and not as many Commentators and the E. V., “in time of need,” “as often as we want it,” which would be both flat, and hardly justified by usage, cf. 6. It represents full provision for our lives. Oh! Deuteronomy 4:31. Hebrews 4:12-16 falls into two parts. 3. A supply of grace is in store for believers against all exigencies; but they are only supplied with it according as the need arises. It answers קָרַב in the Hebrew, which, as it is used for “to approach” or “draw nigh” in general, so it is peculiarly used to signify the solemn approach that was to be made unto God in his worship or service. And, as all things are naked, and open to thine all-piercing sight, do thou, Lord, impart the very grace thou seest to be needful for me. In an application to him who is “faithful, who will not suffer us to be tempted above what we are able, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that we may be able to bear it,” 1 Corinthians 10:13; that is, who will give out seasonable help, “help in a time of need.”. We have opened the words in their order as they lie in the text. A time of spiritual desertion is such a season. This I shall a little enlarge upon. Hebrews 3 Hebrews 5 Hebrews 4:16 New International Version (NIV) 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. Joel 2:13. (Bristow). Now it is easy to apprehend how great an influence these things have into our whole course of walking before God, and how much of our lives and ways is taken up with them, — either afflictions, or persecutions, or temptations, or defections from God, or signal difficult duties, or changes, are continually before us, and the last of them, death, lies still at the door, — and there is none of these but render their seasons times of need. So Paul also, Romans 5:2, προσαγωγή.— τῷ θρόνῳ, to the throne) ch. Obs. That there is with God in Christ, God on his throne of grace, a spring of suitable and seasonable help for all times and occasions of difficulty. A throne, then, is the place where and from whence judgment is exercised and mercy administered; and therefore our coming unto God in his worship for mercy and grace, is said to be a coming unto his throne. Nor is it by any translators rendered “veniamus” singly, “let us come;” but “adeamus,” or “accedamus,” or “appropinquemus,” — “let us come to” “draw near,” or “approach.” Syr., נֶתְקַרַב, “let us draw near,” in a sacred manner, or to sacred purposes. Contrast Job's complaint and Elihu's (Job 23:3-8; Job 33:23-28). God will surely help us in times of trials and temptations (1) through Jesus and (2) by His own character. God's throne is become so to us, through the mediation of our High Priest at God's right hand (Hebrews 8:1; Hebrews 12:2). Hebrews 10:19. The remaining observations may be briefly presented; for hence it appears, —. (11-16) 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. This is the duty exhorted unto. Thou art indeed passed into the heavens. Find grace - corresponding to "throne of grace." 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. Syr. But that is only ἐρχώμεθα. 9:11,24), but also a heavenly throne (cf. Proverbs 15:23, דָבָר בְּעִתּוֹ מַהאּטוֹב; — “A word in its time” (or “its season”); “how good is it!” Help that is fit, suitable, seasonable, — that is, on the part of God that gives it, of the persons that receive it, of the time wherein it is afforded, of the end for which it is bestowed, — is εὔχαιρος. A sense of sonship brings filial affection, rather than worship. All help, succor, or spiritual assistance in our straits and difficulties, proceeds from mere mercy and grace, or the goodness, kindness, and benignity of God in Christ: “That we may receive mercy, and obtain grace to help.” Our help is from grace and mercy; and thence must it be, or we must be forever helpless. Only here and Acts 27:17). 4:11). “Orationis,” or “orandi libertatem.” παῤῥησία is πανρησία, “a freedom and liberty in speaking;” rendered here by Beza, “loquendi libertas.” This liberty is internal and spiritual, and is opposed unto the legal diffidence and bondage before described. 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