My dear children, I write this to you so that …

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1
Anyone who finds themselves in a tight legal spot wants the best available lawyer to represent them. Jesus is our defense, our legal representative, our advocate before God the Father, judge of all. Each of us has broken God’s holy law, we stand guilty and condemned. But Jesus is righteous and blameless and has made us right with God —through His death, resurrection, and ascension—we are now credited with His righteousness before God. When you stumble, take comfort in the fact that your Advocate never ceases to plead our case before God the Father, justifying us through His precious blood.