1 John 2:1 “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the father, Jesus Christ, the righteous.”
An advocate is someone who pleads the case, the cause of another. We have an advocate. He pleads our case and our cause. He covers our sins. He is the only one to fill the gap between us and God.
- Hebrews 7:25 (ESV) “Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.”
- 1 Timothy 2:5 (ESV) “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”
- Hebrews 9:24 (ESV) “For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, not to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.”
Satan is such the deceiver. He will keep accurate records of our sins and then will take us to court, and to show all of our sins to God. Jesus is our lawyer, our Divine Defense Attorney, our advocate who will defend us to the Father. He will stand up for us!
We all sin, and we all fall short the glory of God. Knowing I am far from perfect is a humbling feeling making me feel and at times I feel so undeserving of God’s mercy. Yet we have an advocate standing up for us, pleading our case, and covering our sins.