Draw Near To God
“Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.” Hebrews 10:22 (NASB)
We are to draw near “with a sincere heart” — that is, with a dedicated heart, willing to be obedient to God in every respect; a heart ready to hear the Word and anxious to obey it — not in outward rituals and programs of the service, but in true worship in the spirit.
God desires worship and praise from a sincere heart. To the Samaritan woman Jesus said, “God is Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth” (John 4:24). We are invited to draw near with a sincere heart — and thus we can come to God “in full assurance of faith.”
It is true that we have weaknesses and we know our own unworthiness; but the confidence of the believer is in the worthiness of Christ — His shed blood, His finished work. God cannot lie, and He has promised to receive us if we will come to Him through Jesus Christ. Therefore we should exercise full assurance of faith — and if we fail to trust Him we insult God, His Word, and His grace.