He is too wise to err–and too good to be unkind!
(James Smith, “The Love of Christ! The Fullness, Freeness, and Immutability of the Savior’s Grace Displayed!”)
Jesus is both our Advocate and Counselor.
Every believer has a powerful, crafty, and malignant foe who tempts him to sin–and then turns to be his accuser before God! “But if any man sins–we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous!” 1 John 2:1.
All the glory of His person and the perfection of His work–is thrown into His plea. He pleads . . .
the Father’s love,
His own blood,
the promises of grace, and
the weakness of His people;
and so pleading–He must prevail.
His people have fled to Him under the greatest difficulties, and have received counsel which has delivered them from the greatest perplexities. He is always in office for us–and always at liberty to listen to us.
What ails you, poor tried believer? Flee to your Advocate and Counselor!
He is a wonderful Counselor! He never . . .
mistakes a case,
despises a poor client,
or charges a fee!
He possesses . . .
all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge;
all the kindness of sinless humanity,
and all the love of Deity!
What a wonderful lover is Jesus! He . . .
assumes any office,
stoops to any service,
and fills any relation–
so that He may but do His people good, and manifest His love unto them.
My soul, employ this Advocate, repair to this Counselor in every season of difficulty, and follow His advice in every circumstance and situation! He is too wise to err–and too good to be unkind!
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Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001