Defending the guilty

I assume you all have heard about one of the latest acts of evil raising its ugly head in the shooting at the Florida school.  I saw this picture of the lawyer with the accused gunman.  The lawyer’s job is to defend the accused and be his advocate, even though this seems to be a pretty open and shut case.  The defendant will undoubtedly be found guilty and will serve life in prison with no chance for parole.

I had the eeriest thought when I saw that picture.  I saw a vision of myself in the picture, but instead of standing before an earthly judge, I was standing before the God of Creation.  I would plead my innocence, but I would certainly be found guilty.

This young man will receive no grace.  It was a horrible thing he did.  He will now pay a debt to society for the rest of his life, but he will never be able to pay enough to make up for what he has done.  He has destroyed countless families and taken innocent lives.

On the other hand, I do not have to be convicted when I stand before the God of Eternity.  He is willing to find me “not guilty” of my wrongs, because the penalty has already been paid by my Advocate, Jesus Christ.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— Ephesians 2:8

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2 Responses to Defending the guilty

  1. Thanks for the insight. Great news that Jesus paid the price for our sins.

    Be blessed.

  2. DAVID Ziler says:

    Good word brother!

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