April 4, 2021

Easter: Justice Satisfied


 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”-- Psalm 34:18 (KJV)

Every person falls short of perfection. That’s not news to any of us.

An important aspect of The Resurrection is that Jesus became our advocate to God. He is holy and sinless. He paid the debt for us. Otherwise, we would be alienated from God. We wouldn’t be capable of living a righteous, fulfilled life. (exploreGod.com)  Let’s look at some verses that explain exactly how Jesus stands up for us:


1 John 2:1-2

Sacrifices himself for the sins of the entire world.

Romans 8:1

Takes away the condemnation every one of us deserves.

Colossians 2:14

Blots out our sins.

1 Timothy 2:5

Becomes the only acceptable mediator between God and Man.

John 14:6

Provides the only way to God.

Hebrews 9: 11-12

Redeems us through His blood. (He is the ultimate sacrifice.)

Why do we need lawyers, or advocates?

Gotquestions.org says they plead our case, come to our aid, and offer support and strength. When the law is broken, correction is needed. Some sort of payment is required. Attorneys can step in and activate mercy to balance out the justice earthly regulations demand.

The law must be satisfied. It convicts without reasoning.  

Advocates dig deeper. They give offenders a voice. Lawyers deal with motivation and life stories.

My Conclusion

 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”-- Isaiah 41:10 (KJV)

Please enjoy this video of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing the hymn, “How Firm a Foundation”. The main basis for the hymn is Isaiah 41:10, as noted above. This rendition of the song also includes an uplifting fourth verse:

“When through fiery trials your pathway shall lie

My grace, all-sufficient, shall be your supply

The flame shall not hurt you, I only design

Your dross to consume and the gold to refine”  


Aren’t you grateful for a spiritual mediator who cares about your background?


  1. Beautiful. And a good analogy that Jesus is our Advocate.

  2. Battered Hope, thanks for your kind words! I love using analogies when I can. They're great for clarification.