There is, there will be a season, many a season in the course of our profession and walking before God, wherein we do or shall stand in need of especial aid and assistance. But by this means, as God hath no revenue of glory from them, nor the church of advantage, so they will scarce find inward peace when outward trouble is over. 131:7). Oh! Let us be brave. «Благодать вам» стало стандартным приветствием всех верующих, кто радовался этому (Рим. "to help in time of need" The context speaks of warnings against not holding fast our confession. Obs. And there is nothing of this nature which doth not render the time of it a season wherein we stand in need of especial aid and assistance. 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. Compare "Come unto me ... and I will give you rest" (the rest received on first believing). King James Version (KJV) Jesus is our sympathetic High Priest, Hebrews 4:15. His estate is royal. All is perfectly complete. the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. The last verse of this chapter contains an inference from what was discoursed in the two foregoing, as the contexture of the words declares. Christ was “made under the law,” to deliver us from the dread and bondage of it; whereby, also, we receive the adoption of children, and therewithal the Spirit of Christ, to treat with God with the liberty, boldness, and ingenuity of children, crying “Abba, Father,” with the genuine actings of faith and love. Read more Share Copy 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. Lord! is everywhere in LXX used with in this sense, translating . The former answers to 'receive mercy,' the latter to "find grace;" Matthew 11:28-29). I shall therefore only call over a few instances of such seasons, some whereof we have already been exercised in, some whereof we cannot escape for the future, and the rest may probably befall us, if they have not done so already. But the expression being metaphorical, is not to be restrained to any one thing in particular. how plain and evident it is, from the experience of mankind in all ages, that grace makes all the difference between him who serveth God, and him who serveth him not. Micah 7:18, &c. to help, &c. = for (Greek. That calling thus we shall infallibly get what we want; for in Christ Jesus, as a sacrificial offering, God is ever well pleased; and he is also well pleased with all who take refuge in the atonement which he has made. Commentary for Hebrews 4:16. He adds, To help in time of need, or, for a seasonable help; that is, if we desire to obtain all things necessary for our salvation. 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. Beza, “cure loquendi libertate,” “with liberty of speech” or “speaking.” It is a principal adjunct of the worship of God which our apostle expresseth in this word, both here and Hebrews 10:19; and this somewhat that is peculiar to theworship of the new testament in opposition unto that of the old. Div. 5. Compare James 1:5. This, however, is scarcely correct. Hence many make it their only design, in such a send, on, to creep through it and live; to be “strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might,” unto the performance of all the duties which the gospel requireth, and as it requires them, they have no design. 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. 1:2; 4:18; 1Фес. 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. 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. us often contemplate Jesus Christ on his two thrones, that of his mercy, and that of his justice; of his mercy, where at present he is seated as our compassionate high priest, to bestow on us the riches of his grace; of his justice, where he will one day sit as judge, to examine most rigorously both our faith and our practice. Grace is always sovereign. There they abide and dwell, when other thrones have but some partial visits from them. He is both the omnipotent God and our merciful Saviour. 7:25; 10:22; Мат. Wherefore we have, in the wisdom of God, always somewhat that in particular presseth upon us, to make us intent, earnest, and vigilant in our addresses to him for help. On earth the earthly High Priest stood as a suppliant before God. 7. Make you look like a fool boy.” Not being a gifted baseball player, I dreaded those moments. The apostle is not treating of the personal acceptance of sinners or believers in or by Christ in this place, but of that especial assistance which, upon particular addresses unto him, we do obtain. By the Ethiopic it is wholly omitted. Solid Joys. The general end hath two parts: —, (2.) 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. For the glory of God, when we contemplate it alone, can produce no other effect than to fill us with despair; so awful is his throne. 3. 4:15; 9:8; 12:9; Еф. And let men’s stock of wisdom, grace, experience, and resolution, be what it will, or what they can fancy, they are not able to go through with the least new affliction to the glory of God without new especial aid and assistance from him. 1:2; 4:18; Кол. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 EXEGESIS: THE BROAD CONTEXT: The author identified neither himself nor the people to whom he was writing. 5. Obs. This he elsewhere calls ἐλευθερίαν, “liberty,” 2 Corinthians 3:17; the libertythat is given by the Holy Spirit under the new testament unto believers, which those who were kept under bondage by the letter of the old had no interest in: “For where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” And he calls it πρόσωτον ἀνακεκαλυμένον, 2 Corinthians 3:18, “open face;” whence is the “oculus revelatus” of the Syriac in this place. 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. The throne of grace. The rest promised to the Hebrews was a type of that promised to Christians, Hebrews 4:3-10. So when our apostle, in his strait upon his temptation, made his address to God for relief, he received that answer, “My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness,” 2 Corinthians 12:9. And this help is, — εὔχαιρος, “seasonable;” that is, help בְּעִתּוֹ, “in its time,” its proper time or season. Wherefore we are guided and encouraged to seek for help and assistance against them on the account of what hath been declared concerning the priesthood of the Son of God. Read more Share Copy frequently render by ἕλεος, and we by “mercy,” though it rather signifies “kindness and benignity,” than pardoning grace. Our separated brethren pretend to prove from this text that we need no help of saints to obtain any favour. And wherein doth this heedfulness principally consist? Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace: since our High Priest hath a sense of our infirmities, hath experienced our trials, and no sin is in him to shut up his bowels of compassion, therefore haste we to him, as those who desire to reach favours from our Sovereign, as our poor, guilty, needy souls want them. Deuteronomy 4:31. 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. The high priests of Judaism could only approach God at His earthly throne, in the holy of holies in the tabernacle or temple, once a year. A throne is the seat of a sovereign; a throne of grace is designed to represent a sovereign seated to dispense mercy and pardon. With their persecutions they had manifold temptations. Ковчег завета рассматривался в качестве места на земле, где Бог пребывал на престоле между херувимами (ср. We, he says, do not need to provide an offering and bring it to the priest, and then wait for him to offer it on our behalf. Times of changes, and the difficulties wherewith they are attended, introduce such a season. Hallelujah! Compare Exodus 34:6, Exodus 34:7. It is a “succor;” that is, aid yielded unto any upon their cry. But worship belongs to God as God; and the redeemed will worship forever. 1. У тронов восточных государей были еще ступеньки. Particular, as an effect and product thereof. Hebrews 4:14-16 Jesus Christ Our Great High Priest . These two terms are often used the same way, as a general reference to the inner man. Surely, Jesus can, and Jesus will, impart all necessary strength, and my God and Savior will make me more than conqueror, through his grace helping me! 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