From such a vantage, He is able to save those who approach God through Him for all time because He will forever live to be their advocate in the presence of God. -Hebrews 7:25 VOICE

The Greek word entugchanó is translated here as advocate. In other translations it is rendered intercessor. This word, used here to characterize Jesus, is also used to describe the Holy Spirit. The word speaks to me of how God is forever for us. When we sin, he forgives. When we hurt, he comforts. When we are accused, he defends us as an advocate.

This image of God stands in stark contrast to the one that mischaracterizes him as a lightning bolt throwing deity that is angry with us. It is the image that rings true in my soul because I know Jesus as the one who is for me and loves me unconditionally. This Jesus is the one that I see ministering in the Gospels. The one who gave all that we might be whole.

We are not worthy of you advocacy Lord. Yet we are thankful that you are for us when everything seems against us.

... this devotion is part of an ongoing series on words in the bible.

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