And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2 and He Himself is the propitiation (satisfaction) for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2
There’s much in the news about lawyers these days. With a Special Counsel on the loose, the advice of the day is you’d better find a good lawyer, because you’re going to need him (or her).
We were born “in a jam.” There’s none who does good (without sin), “no not one.” (Romans 3:10) Consequently, we’re all doomed. The whole world is doomed. We can’t talk our way out of it. We can’t work our way out of it. We can’t buy our way out of it. We’re guilty as charged.
But our attorney does not rely on his glibness, but has actually done the jail time in our stead. He’s satisfied the penalty for what we’ve done. It’s the ultimate trump card we hold. If one sins, if he’s got Jesus Christ on retainer–he’s a trusting believer–he makes his one phone call and he’s off the hook.
Now this is not a get out of jail free card, because we must first believe and accept him, and then, as John urges throughout his letter, we must practice what we believe.
But it’s inevitable we’ll slip up. So is it time for you to get lawyered up? If so, make the phone call!