DAY 14 – You Have an Advocate | Firm Foundation Devotional

Saturday, November 14, 2020 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

1 John 2:1 (NLT) My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. 2 He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.

It is always God's will that we do not commit sin. The word “sin” is an archery term that means “miss the mark" (or bullseye). Christians do not sin because of an unregenerate heart. We sin because of disobedience to God in allowing darkness to invade our minds.

The difference maker for believers is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is our advocate. We live within His justice and righteousness which makes provision for our mistakes and sins. An advocate is “one who pleads another's cause.” An advocate is like a lawyer. When we repent of any sin, Jesus pleads our cause before God which leads to cleansing and restoration.

Repentance is a just response because sin is serious business. It is a departure from the justice and righteousness of God that has been provided to us. The good news is that justice and righteousness remain a part of our lives in Christ. We only need to activate god's provision for cleansing.

1 John 1:9, If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

This is not being saved again, it's a realignment of our hearts and lives with the righteousness of God that is already present within us

Reflection Question: How does God's righteousness and justice make provision even when you come short?

My Action Item(s) Based on Understanding:


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