Hebrews 4:1-16

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (v16)

Christians who grow in faith, open themselves to God and He pours His grace out. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, had a friend called Fletcher of Madeley  – a man who had travelled far in his relationship with God – who Wesley designated as his successor. He died before Wesley, however, and at his funeral Wesley took as his text Psalm 37:37; ‘Mark the perfect man.’ He told of how on one occasion, Fletcher had made a public utterance concerning the government of the day, which had greatly impressed its leaders. Soon after, the Lord Chancellor dispatched a representative to Fletcher’s home to offer him some preferment or, as we say, a promotion. The official was at some pains to hint delicately at his errand and said: “The government would be very happy to –err… oblige in any way if… err… there was anything Mr. Fletcher wanted… “How very hard kind,’ was the great man’s reply, “but I want nothing… except more grace.’

That is the difference between those who know God deeply and those who don’t. They look at the values of earth in the light of heaven and see that the only really valuable thing is – grace For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes, He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich (2 Corinthians 8:9) – Grace – “Let me have that,” they say, ‘and I am content,”

PRAYER LINE: God, help me look at the values of earth in the light of heaven. May I come to recognize  what has the highest value of all  – Your matchless grace. (EDWJ)

__________________________________________________________ My grace is sufficient for you… (2 Cor 12:9)

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