Therefore Hebrews

I’m digging around Sacred Scripture for mercy.  Since that is my word for this year, I want to learn all about it.  What is it, why is it necessary, how can I get some…all questions I hope to answer in my quest.  

So, typical to the way I function, I pulled up a Google search for verses about mercy, and took the first one:

Hebrews 4:16Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Let us therefore…

What is that “therefore” there for?

To find out, I’ve learned, we must read the Scriptures in context…so…

I backtracked to the beginning of chapter four, and found another “therefore”, so I backtracked to chapter three…guess what?

Another therefore, sending me to chapter two…


Therefore, I have thus decided to begin at the beginning of Hebrews, for the sake of nailing down what in the world all those “therefores” are there for.

While I read, I will be looking for reasons why I am urged to approach the throne of grace with boldness.  Because, I desperately WANT to receive mercy and find grace to help me in my time of need.  I have a feeling I won’t be stopping at the end of Hebrews 3…in fact I have a feeling Hebrews might just be my study tool for 2016.  Anyone want to join me?