The king held out ... the golden sceptre. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.
(A Picture from the Scripture, a parable--God receives us, as our King).
It shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.
We have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us.
Let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. — For through him we ... have access by one Spirit unto the Father. — We have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. — Let us there-fore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
History is full of men and women who strained to access God, who spent years of effort to find Him--and He's right in front of all of us; People the world over have feared the judgment of God, but never known His love. That's right in front of you as well. God loves YOU. Not only that, you can get right to Him, because "in Him we live and move and have our being." He is not far from you. So when you want to meet Him, He's waiting, and He wants to hear from you. "Call upon the Lord while He is near"--He is near when you draw near Him; He never moves away; "I will never leave you, or forsake you." That is His firm promise.
ESTH. 5:2. Exo. 22:27. I John 4:16‑19. Heb. 10:22. ‑Eph. 2:18. ‑Eph. 3:12. ‑Heb. 4:16.
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