Stable Advocate

Written by on December 9, 2013

Stable AdvocateAre you grappling with a situation that’s completely unfair? God knows all about it. In fact, He’s made provision for you for such a time as this.

In a stable, Mary held close in her arms a baby boy who would grow up to become the primary Advocate for God’s chosen, His elect. You and me.

A few years ago, I was wrongly accused on the job. Frustrated and angry, I felt I was losing my reputation with the overwhelming lies spoken against me. But as I prayed, I pictured Jesus contending for me in a courtroom, speaking truth on my behalf.

As He stands before the bench where God the Father presides, Jesus, our attorney, dressed in a three-piece suit and tie, intercedes, building a case for our redemption. He points to His atoning work on the cross. We can and will win. Is God for us? Always.

The Prophet Isaiah wrote, “Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.” (Isaiah 42:1, ESV) There’s confidence in knowing in advance that through Christ, our heavenly Father will establish justice on the earth, and that He cannot fail. That stability offers us certainty in the outcome, even as we celebrate His simple beginnings.

Have you dealt with injustice?  If so, what did the Holy Spirit show you in the process?

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Comments
  1. Susan Ward   On   December 14, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    One of the scriptures that comes to me when there is an injustice:

    Romans 12:9 (NIV) Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

    • Lynn Hare   On   December 14, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Susan, thank you for your comment. I love the paradox contained in that verse: our all-knowing and merciful Father will avenge evil. Glad I’m not God! The balance between justice and mercy is His alone.

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