Have the courage to ask forgiveness #Bibleverse 23rd January

Today’s Bible verse invites us to remember God’s love, and to have the courage to ask for mercy and forgiveness.

30031Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.  Hebrews 4:16

How comfortable are we in asking God’s forgiveness?

Would making a formal confession be helpful?

In its context in the Letter to the Hebrews, we can see the verse is an encouragment towards boldness, as we look to Jesus Christ as one who knows and understands: (Hebrews 4.12-16)

Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.

Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested* as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

God knows and understands us. Like the prodigal son God welcomes us and delights in us.

Many people find Confession to a priest helps them to take a step forward in their spiritual journeys. You can read how to make your confession here.

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