The Best Your Parents Ever Wanted for YOU
Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.
One thing I’ve picked up from nighttime tv shows and movies is to get a lawyer when you are in trouble with the law and to never represent yourself in a court of law. Romans 6:23 declares that the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. That means the life for the sinner ends in death. Since all people sin, all people will be judged and receive the death penalty at then end of life. This is a tough life sentence! Not only do we all need a good lawyer, but we also all need a full pardon. Thankfully, Jesus provides both for all who ask him.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. (Romans 3:23-24)
Jesus is my Lawyer. He is also my Physician (1 Peter 2:24), Teacher (2 Timothy 3:16), Counselor (John 14:26), and Friend (John 15:15). Did your parents want you to grow up and be a lawyer, marry a doctor, fall back on teaching, and to be a good friend? Jesus fits the bill for the best our parents could have ever wanted for us to be or be around. He lives forever to intercede with God on our behalf!
Thank you for being my Advocate. Thank you for not only defending me but pardoning me. Thank you for making me right with God. Thank you for giving me eternal life. Thank you also for healing me, for teaching me, for advising me, and for never leaving me alone. I love you so much and I am so thankful that you know me and that I know you, and I praise and thank you in your name, amen.