He Is Our Advocate
The word “advocate” means a lawyer or one who pleads our cause or case. Jesus acts as our lawyer, which is pretty amazing! No matter what we go through, Jesus is always on our side waiting and helping us (1 John 2:1-2). He is standing by, at all times, ready to pray on our behalf!
I think it is safe to say we all have gone through our fair share of hardships in life. Some of us are going through them now, and others are having a good stretch. In those harder moments of life, it is easy to feel that we are abandoned or alone (John 14:16), but that is Satan lying to us. No matter how hard life is, or what the circumstances are, Jesus is right there being our advocate, rooting us on to keep pushing through!
Every day we sin, whether we try to or not, it is something we just do by nature. But because God loves us so much, He provided Jesus as our advocate (1 Timothy 2:5). Jesus is righteous and blameless and loves us unconditionally. We stumble and make mistakes, but the Lord Jesus is always right there by our sides, His mercy never fails.
Some people have the thought that, no matter what I do, sin or not, Jesus is still my advocate. In the Bible you will read over and over, Sin Not, walk in love, in God’s word, and do right. Yes, Jesus is always by our side, but it doesn’t give us a free pass to sin. Jesus Christ our Savior paid the ultimate sacrifice for each of us. He doesn’t want us to make wrong choices, sin, or walk away from our faith. He is always there waiting for us, but it is up to us how we live our lives. God gave us the right to choose our paths!
We do have the freedom to choose what we do in our lives, and the path we take. For me there is no other way, than to walk with the Lord. I am so thankful that we have Jesus as our advocate in this life. That is one blessing we truly don’t deserve! I know, no matter what, I am never alone, and that is something that is priceless.
How do we call on the Lord though to ask Him to advocate for us? The answer to that is by prayer and supplication we can make our requests known to Him. In Jeremiah 33:3 we are told to call on the Lord, and He will answer. I am so thankful that I can call on the name of the Lord in trials, in temptation, and in all that life brings me to be my advocate.
Lord God, thank you for allowing Jesus to be our advocate. Thank you, Lord, for your love and kindness, and letting us know we are never alone in this world. Lord, I pray that I can follow the path you have laid out for me, and be full of gratitude and humility along the way. Help me keep my eyes set on you, guiding and leading my way!