Thursday, February 21: Approach God's throne of grace with confidence

This five-week series takes a new look at an old parable often called the parable of the lost son but perhaps better labeled he parable of the two lost sons. As we learn how God relates to the sons, we'll also focus on these same virtues within our families and friendships. We hope and pray this series will help our families experience freedom, unconditional forgiveness, and humility and help each of us love deeply within our context.

Read 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.

Reflect

It's vital to understand the context of this important statement. Jesus has been described powerfully as a great high priest, who intercedes for, prays for, and totally understands his people. We can approach God with confidence, not because of who we are, but because of who Jesus is.

Respond

How do you usually feel as you approach God? Timid? Guilt-ridden? Embarrassed? Unworthy? Through Jesus, our high priest, you can "receive mercy and find grace." The next time you pray or worship God, try to approach him with confidence.

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