“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”Hebrews 4:16
When Peter healed the crippled beggar, he said, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk” (Acts 3:6). The man walked and immediately praised God. Peter then reminded the onlookers that they had previously disowned and crucified Jesus Christ, the Holy and Righteous One through whom this healing truly had happened. Here the bystanders had been given yet another chance to see God’s power, repent, receive His grace, and believe in God’s Son and His redemption.
Faultlessness before God’s throne is given to us in exchange for our faith in Jesus Christ. In Hebrews 2:1-4 we are admonished to remember that this great salvation was first announced by Jesus and then confirmed by many who heard Him. Testimony came through signs, miracles, and the visible actions of the Holy Spirit.
God is faithful to give us many opportunities to believe. Even if you have denied His pull on your heart your whole life, approach His throne now. Go to Him in prayer and repentance; there you’ll find mercy from the One who declares you faultless.
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)