Our Lord and almighty Savior reigns on the throne of power and glory at His Father’s right hand. He reigns there as man because He was made lower than the angels for the suffering of death, that He might taste death for every son (Heb. 2:9). He knows what guilt before God is; He knows what the guilt of sin feels like (Ps. 31:5, 10; 40:11; 69:1-5; 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Pet. 2:24; Isa. 53:3-12). He knows what weakness of body feels like and what it is (Luke 23:26; Rom. 8:3). He knows what it means to be tempted (Matt. 4:1-11). He knows what it feels like to be tired and weary (Matt. 8:24). He knows what it is to cry in need (Heb. 5:7-8; Matt. 26:39-42). He knows the reproach of ungodly men (Ps. 69:7-10; 109:25). He knows what the contradiction of sinners against Himself is (Heb. 12:3). He knows our God and Father (Matt. 11:27), and He knows what the flood of the world’s hostility against the God of all grace and righteousness is (Rom. 15:3). He knows what it is to show grace (2 Cor. 8:9). He knows what it is to pray for undeserving, hell-deserving sinners (Luke 23:34). He knows what it is to give strength to the weary, to heal the brokenhearted, to unburden the heavy-laden, to give rest to the souls of men, to recover and restore the ruined (Isa. 40:29-31; Luke 4:18-19; Matt. 11:28-30). He knows what it is when one whom He loves is sick (John 11:1-3). And He knows what it required and how to raise the dead (John 10:17-18; 11:1-45; Gal. 2:20; Rom. 8:10-11). He knows what it is to love those who in their minds and by their works made themselves His enemies (Rom. 5:6-11). He knows our God and Father, and with all of His heart, mind, soul and strength to therefore obey Him in love unto death (Php. 2:5-8; John 14:31). He knows what it is to suffer in dying, even to suffer for the sins of those He loved, for their sins that He did not commit (Heb. 5:8; 1 Pet. 3:18; Gal. 2:20). He knows what it is to die (1 Cor. 15:3-4). Oh, bless His holy name, He knows what it is to rise again in justification to life and glories eternal (Rom. 4:25). He knows what almighty power is; He Himself is The Almighty (Matt. 28:18; Rev. 1:8). He hears the prayers of the poor (Ps. 34:6, 17; 69:33). He has all wisdom and strength and riches and power and grace to save sinners. Knowing who He is and knowing that He knows, let us go to Him at all times for all grace. “For we have not an high priest who cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet, without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:15-16).
Pastor Rick Warta