In the Old Testament, when there were kings who led nations, if someone were to approach a king without being asked by the king, it could mean their death. Even if one of the king’s wives were to approach him without being called, the same rule would apply. But with our God, who is King of all Kings, we are told that we can approach him with freedom and confidence. Paul tells the Ephesians in chapter 3, verse 12:
“In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”
So in Jesus, and through faith in Jesus we may approach God with freedom and confidence. Just like a child might approach their earthly father, assuming their father is loving and kind, we are also offered the privilege to approach God, who is loving and kind. Paul tells us that we can approach him with freedom and confidence. We don’t have to worry whether he will allow us to approach, and we don’t have to fear that we might catch him in a bad mood and that he might kill us like earthly kings had the authority to do. No, if we have faith in Jesus, we can come to him with freedom and confidence. We must have faith because faith is the first ingredient in producing any true believer. The Bible reminds us that without faith it is impossible to please God. So if you have faith in Jesus, this verse is for you. I encourage you not to take this privilege for granted. We can approach almighty God without fear of being killed for doing so. In fact, we are told that we are invited to come to him; that we can approach God with freedom and confidence.
In Jesus and through faith in Jesus we may approach God with freedom and confidence. If there is anything weighing on your heart or on your mind, you can bring it to God. We are granted the privilege to approach him with freedom and confidence. The God of all creation wants to be in relationship with you. He offered his son as a way for us to have that relationship. Every time you pray to God, it is only because of that relationship that he will hear you and allow you to make your appeal to him. It is also our privilege to praise him, to lift him up and to worship him. So I encourage you to take advantage of this truth. In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.