10th May, 2023
Jesus is your lawyer!
"We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." 1Jn 2:1 NAS
On those days when you wonder how God could love you, read these words: "If anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." When your thoughts sink to gutter level and your actions are anything but Christlike, remind yourself: "He lives forever to intercede with God on [our] behalf" (Heb 7:25 NLT).
It works like this: When God's law declares you guilty, Jesus steps in and says, "Father, I have this person covered; they are trusting in my shed blood, and My righteousness has been transferred to them." Try to picture this: In the Old Testament tabernacle, the blood of a lamb was poured on top of the mercy seat, and the ark of the covenant that contained the broken law--the record of our guilt-was placed underneath it. So, the only way God could see the broken law-was through the blood. And it's the same today! If you're wondering why God continues to love, accept, and bless you, it's because Jesus is your lawyer! Notice:
(1) He is fully qualified to represent you. "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased" (Mt 3:17).
(2) He has never lost a case. "He is...able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him" (Heb 7:25 NKJV).
(3) He offers His services freely. "Without money and without price" (Isa 55:1). The Bible says, "Let us…approach God's throne of grace with confidence...that we may receive mercy and…grace to help us in our time of need" (Heb 4:16 NIV)
Jesus is your lawyer, so you can come to God with confidence today.
Come to God with confidence today.