UCB Word For Today Devotional For July 11, 2023 : Topic – Jesus is your lawyer!
Jesus is your lawyer!
11 JULY 2023
‘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: ‘He lives forever to intercede with God on [our] behalf’ (Hebrews 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’ (Matthew 3:17 KJV).
2) He has never lost a case. ‘He is…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…approach God’s throne of grace with confidence…that we may receive mercy and…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.
Ezra 1-2, Romans 3