Let Us Come – Not So Boldly!

We quote quite liberally the passage from Hebrews, “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). Let’s examine the passage: ‘Come’ – means to near worshipping, and the tense indicates our continuous action of approaching God. We…

Communion with God

Philip Melanchthon, a companion of Luther, noted, “Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer and prayer drives away perplexity and trouble.” So the first labor in prayer is to get beyond our own needs and lay hold of God Himself in perfect communion realizing that in Him and in Him alone are all the answers…

Labor Out of Rest

Dutch Sheets says, “We don’t wait well. We’re into microwaving; God, on the other hand, is usually into marinating.”[1] The writer of Hebrews tells us that there is a “rest!” that belongs to us (Hebrews 4:1; 9-11). He calls us to enter the rest of God. Yes, there is a dimension of prayer that involves…