June 16 – Self Representation

“By and by, almost everyone is disillusioned, frustrated and overwhelmed,” according to Julie MacFarlane, a law professor from the University of Windsor speaking of her recent study of people who try to represent themselves in court. She added “I was really horrified by the social emotional and psychological consequences of this on many people.” But while it is difficult to represent one’s self in an earthly court, it is impossible for us to plead his or our case in the court of heaven. A righteous God has declared, “the soul that sins shall die.” And since we are all sinners, by nature, we all stand condemned. Thankfully, though we are unable to represent ourselves, by God’s mercy, we have a mediator and an advocate available. Timothy wrote, “.. there is one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.” And John wrote, “ …if anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell