Posted by: bshelley | February 16, 2009

An Advocate

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Today’s Verse: 1 John 2:1 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; NASB

Jesus is our advocate in redemption. This redemption is based in relationship to Him and His blood. It is not specific words that gain us entry to God’s throne room. The apostle John says he is writing this letter that we might not sin. However, knowing that the struggle for righteous living does not end at the baptismal, he assures us that Jesus stands in God’s court to advocate on our behalf. I find it interesting that the NASB capitalizes the name Advocate. This is not just some title, but rather one of Jesus’ names like Prince of Peace and Mighty Counselor. He is indeed our advocate. Jesus stands before almighty God and proclaims our sin debt paid. We can, as a result, stand before God Himself cleansed and righteous because of Christ’s advocacy on our behalf. It is always our hope and desire that we would sin no more, yet the reality is that we sometimes do. Thank God that the power of His blood extends beyond the baptismal into lives lived to serve Him. We stumble, yes, but our Advocate in Christ helps us to stand ourselves back up and begin the walk in His light once again, forgiven. What a wondrous salvation this is. Praise Him who stands ready as our Advocate.

May God bless your heart as you seek His.

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  1. […] Seeking God’s Heart placed an interesting blog post on An AdvocateHere’s a brief overviewToday’s Ve rse : 1 John 2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an A dvocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; NASB Jesus is our a dvocate in redemption. This redemption is based in relationship to Him and His blood. It is not specific words that gain us entry to God’s throne room. The apostle John says he is writing this letter that we might not sin. However, knowing that the struggle for righte […]

  2. I love that word “advocate”: someone who pleads for another’s case. We certainly can’t do it on our own!


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