Confidence before God’s Throne

Scripture reading for October 17th:  Isaiah 57-59, Hebrews 4

Key Scriptures:  Hebrews 4:14-16 “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.  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.” 

Jesus Christ is our great “High Priest” Who is our Intercessor before God.  Jesus understands us perfectly and is able to represent us before God because He was tempted as a man but overcame and returned to heaven to help us through His priestly intercession.  We can draw near in confidence!  Amen.

Isaiah 59:16  “He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then His own arm brought Him salvation, and His righteousness upheld Him.”

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, thank You for coming to earth as a human and identifying with us.  Thank You for Your victory over sin and death and the confidence we can now have to approach You for help in times of need.  Amen.

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