"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."
How true it is that we have someone to be on our side, but we do not have just anyone. We have Jesus Christ, the promised one, that comes to our aid. We will surely fall, day to day, but do not be discouraged. John writes as a loving mentor to his disciples. He basically says, " My children, when you fall, and you will, do not be afraid or discouraged because we have Jesus, who died for us, to be on our side". When we break God's law, it is the same as breaking a law in the United States. We face punishment. God the Father is the judge and Satan is the accuser. Everyone knows we are guilty but thank God that we have Jesus Christ as our defense attorney. Because of Jesus death, God is right to forgive us of our sins.