1 John 2:1
No matter how hard we try not to, we all sin. Each one of us fails daily and need God’s forgiveness. Because whether big or small, all sin separates us from God. But the apostle John reassures us that in His great love, God provided a path of reconciliation back to Himself. Because He will never leave us in our sin, nor turn His back on us when we fall, God has given us a great advocate through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The Greek word translated “advocate” is paraklēton, which literally means one who pleads a case on someone else’s behalf. Think of that. With all He endured on this earth, even now, Jesus is at God’s right hand interceding for us. As our perfect high priest, the Lord paid for our sins with His precious blood. And now night and day, He stands before the throne of grace, pleading our case before our Father.