Jesus Is Worthy to Speak in Your Defense

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: (1 John 2:1)

Some time ago, I received a religious e-mail that gave a portrayal of a person who was on trial in court.  Satan was the prosecutor.  God was the judge.  And Jesus served as their defense attorney.  I thought about my own life and where I would be without an advocate like Christ.  He is the only one worthy to speak in our defense.  No one else is qualified to be our advocate before a righteous and holy God.   John writes to us today that we should not sin.  Some in our society have grown immune to sin.  Some have even called evil good.  God still hates sin today.  Shall we continue in sin?  God forbid.  Our goal, focus and desire is to refrain from sin.  But if we fall into sin, we have a righteous advocate who will speak on our behalf.  In the court case I spoke of earlier, when Christ spoke, he simply stated, that the penalty has been paid in full.  Therefore, our penalty for sin has not been taken away, but rather our penalty has been paid by someone else.  Someone else has settled our account.  Someone else has stood in our place.  That someone is Jesus Christ.  He is our advocate.  He is our supporter.  Spokesperson.  Defender.  He is the one who pleads for our cause.  We can know on today that when we stand before the righteous Judge, God the Father, we don’t have to stand alone.  Jesus Christ, the righteous advocate, will stand with us.

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