Jesus is your lawyer!

Jul 10, 2024

‘We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.’1 John  2:1 NASB

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: ‘Therefore, he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, since he always lives to intercede for them.’ (Hebrews 7:25 CSB). 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’ (Matthew 3:17 KJV).

2) He has never lost a case. ‘He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him’ (Hebrews 7:25 NKJV).

3) He offers His services freely. ‘Without money and without price’ (Isaiah 55:1 KJV). The Bible says, ‘Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need’ (Hebrews 4:16 NIV).

Jesus is your lawyer, so you can come to God with confidence today.

SoulFood: 1 Sam 27-31, Luke 6:1-16, Ps 122, Pro 17:18-21
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2024

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