Unassailable—but Accessible

The Lord reigns! He is robed in majesty … Your throne has been established from the beginning.Psalm 93:1-2

Ultimate authority rests with God who sits upon His throne. Years ago congregations frequently sang a chorus that goes like this:

God is still on the throne,

And He will remember His own;

Though trials may press us

And burdens distress us

He never will leave us alone.

The story is told of a little boy who, when introduced to this chorus for the first time in his Sunday school, came home and told his mother: “We learned a new song in Sunday school today.” “Oh yes,” said his mother, “what was it?” “God is still on the phone,” said the little lad. Well that wasn’t exactly what he had been taught, but the thought contained in those words was equally true. Though God reigns from a majestic throne, He is accessible to us at all times of day and night. The lines of communication that lead from us to Him are never blocked and never “down.” When a man or woman, boy or girl says, “God be merciful to me a sinner,” the message goes straight through to the throne, and they receive His personal reply: “You are forgiven, redeemed, and set free from your sin.”

The throne of God, you see, is not only a throne of righteousness but a throne of grace! Righteousness says: “Stay back until you are good enough to approach.” Grace says: “I will put on you the robes of righteousness that are provided for you by Christ—now you are good enough.” Too good to be true? Too good not to be true!


Father, I draw near again today to Your throne of grace and with the redeemed all around the world sing: “How marvelous, how wonderful, this my song shall ever be; how marvelous, how wonderful is my Savior’s love to me.” Amen.

Further Study

Heb 4:1-6; Eph 1:1-7; 2:7; Php 4:19; 1Tm 1:14

What will God meet according to His riches?

What was Paul’s testimony?

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