1 John 2:1-2 – “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2 and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.” NASB
There are times in life when each of us needs an advocate or someone to speak on our behalf and plead our case. If we try to plead it ourselves we will either come across as self-righteous, self-serving, untruthful, or unbelievable.
Having someone else plead it for us often gives credibility and sheds light on the matter that would have otherwise been missed, not heard, or not given the opportunity to receive a logical, reasonable, and honest evaluation. This is the case regarding our lives and the slips, stumbles, falls, mistakes, errors, and sins we commit along the way in life. We can and should run to the Cross and cry out for mercy in true repentance, but it helps to have a good lawyer.
We have such a one in Jesus. Jesus is the one who paid our debt. He bore our sins on the Cross. He shed His blood that we could be free from the bondage of sin and become part of the family of God, born again into the Kingdom of light out of the kingdom of darkness. His presence in the court of heaven carries great weight and credibility and we can rest assured that if we come to Him out of a truly repentant heart, He will serve as our Advocate with the Father and make intercession for us.
Of all the lawyers that have ever lived, none is better than King Jesus! I go through the day with confidence that if I err I can run to Him and He will come to my defense. I go to bed at night knowing that I can and do lay all my cares on Him because He cares for me. I wake up in the morning knowing that I have the best Attorney in Heaven or on Earth on my side and go in peace, knowing that if my human frailty fails me and I come to Him in “true repentance”, He will plead my case with the Father! He has never lost a case yet and never will. I Have Peace Knowing that I have a Good Lawyer!
It is my prayer and desire that you will enjoy God’s blessings as you go through the day! May the Lord bless you and keep you free from sin and wrong, but if you do sin remember you have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous!
Have a Great Day in Jesus!