Verse of the Day

John 14:16

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.

John 14:16

The Advocate

When Jesus left the earth, He left a piece of who He was with His followers: the Holy Spirit, the advocate for mankind. The Holy Spirit is part of the trinity: God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and Holy Spirit (or the Holy Ghost). The Holy Spirit is the one that goes between man and God the Father. The word advocate has three meanings in Merriam Webster’s dictionary: “one who pleads the cause of another, specifically: one who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court, one who defends or maintains a cause or proposal, or one who supports or promotes the interests of a cause or group.” So in essence, the Holy Spirit is the one who pleads on our behalf before the Lord, he defends us, and he supports us. We are not condemned to death for our sins because the Spirit pleads for us. Remember that when you pray, you have someone going before the throne of God on your behalf. Praise Him for that!

A Prayer to Remember

Dear Lord,
Thank you for sending the Holy Spirit, my advocate. He is my support and my defender. Amen.