The Throne of Grace

by Berni Dymet

Rom. 3:23 ...since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God...

Whenever I speak with people about praying - you know one of the most common reactions is this:

"I'm not good enough.  That person over there - well she probably is.  And that one over yonder - well, I think he would be.

"But not me.  You don't know me.  I mean, the things I've said and done and…..no, I just can't bowl up to God and start praying."

That's how so many people feel.  And if that's your reaction - in one sense you'd be right.  But in another - completely and utterly wrong.

Because on the one hand God is a perfect or "holy" God - and we all fall well and truly short of that.  But on the other Hand - He knows that. 

And that's why He sent Jesus Christ His Son to die for us - to pay for all of the "falling short" that we do - so that we can have free access to Him.

Jesus, it turns out, is the key.  And we can come boldly before the throne of grace through Him.  You know - grace is only grace when we don't deserve it.

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