BIBLE CUSTOMS AND CURIOSITIES (BOLD ACCESS TO THE KING)

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As a person become famous or rise to a high position, he limits his accessibility to others for his own protection. Many kings of Bible times, for example, could not be approached by anyone but their most trusted adviser. The Persians had a law that anyone who came into their king’s presence without his permission could pay with their lives (read Esther 4:11).

This verse from Hebrews, when seen against the back ground of these “unapproachable” kings, makes us realize what a revolutionary Savior Jesus is. Although He is exalted to the highest position as God’s Son, He is still as approachable to us as a member of the family or a close friend. We can bring our needs boldly to Jesus and expect to be received joyfully into His presence.

HEBREWS 4:16 – Let us [believers] therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

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