In the old testament book of Leviticus, there is a seriousness to what is clean and unclean. In the new testament book of Hebrews, we can read how Jesus is now as if our high priest before God, interceding on our behalf.
Let us fear therefore, lest perhaps anyone of you should seem to have come short of a promise of entering into his rest.
For indeed we have had good news preached to us, even as they also did, but the word they heard didn't profit them, because it wasn't mixed with faith by those who heard.
For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need.
When we hear and read the good news of God's word throughout the Bible, the truths, the lessons, all wisdom and promises therein; if we don't have _____ it profits us little.
Is the word of God just a stale and stagnant collection of stories passed up through the generations over time? Can it's truths, wisdom, and instruction be applied intelligently to our lives today?
With Jesus as our high priest before God, how are we to draw near to the throne of Grace? Does boldly mean bravely but with great reverence or casually, with inadvertent insolence?
Grace is mentioned often in the Bible. Contemplate the weight of what that means. Bookmark in your mind the topic "grace" that we can add to our understanding of it accurately, maturely as we study.