3 lawyers walk into a bar, the first says “today I was advocate for a burglar, he refused to plead guilty but because of my skillful argument he only got 6 months”.
The second replied, “today I was advocate for a mugger, he pleaded guilty, apologised and returned the wallet, but because the offense was violent I was only able to get the sentence down to 18 months”
When pushed the third lawyer replied, “today I was advocate for a selfish traitor. A wretch who betrayed the High Kings trust. A man with lies on his lips and murder in his heart, a dangerous man to whom nothing can be trusted, repeat offender no less. His crime was treason and to make it worse the High King Himself sat in judgement.
“What happened?” his friends exclaimed.
Well the King welcomed him into his family, offence forgotten, debts all paid in full, dressed in royal robes of finest silk. He promised never to leave him nor forsake him. He spoke warmly of this man, like the apple of His eye. He prepared a mansion, a position of responsibility and authority. Righteousness, peace and joy in the presence of the King was the sentence swiftly executed. Turns out he was actually created for adoption into the royal family. Last I heard he was sitting down, a feast spread before him to eat with princes at the Kings table.
“How is this possible?” protested the lawyers.
“Well, tonight I am executed” answered our Advocate, Jesus Christ the righteous.
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous – 1 John 2:1
Thank you, Christ our Advocate
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