Jesus Prays for Us - Romans 8:34

Verse of the Day - Day 144

Jesus Prays for Us
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Today's Bible Verse:

Romans 8:34
Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. (ESV)

Today's Inspiring Thought: Jesus Prays for Us

I have a true friend with the gift of encouragement. I call her my cheerleader. She's always pulling for me, cheering me on. She's got my back.

I also know she prays for me often. But, as Christians, we each have someone even better in Jesus—a friend who sticks closer than a brother, and an advocate interceding for us at the right hand of God.

This verse in the New Living Translation reads: "Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us." Jesus Christ is actively pleading your case before God. If we let that reality sink in, it becomes a game-changer in our lives.

Jesus: The Ultimate Defense Attorney

Satan may be a highly skilled accuser—the best of the best—constantly pointing out our failures. He's the ultimate anti-cheerleader. But he's no match for our lawyer—Jesus Christ.

Just before the Apostle Peter failed miserably by denying knowing Christ, the Lord comforted him with these words, "Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat.

 But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail" (Luke 22:31-32, NLT).

Truly, Jesus is the ultimate defense attorney. He's an advocate we can trust. Lamentations 3:58 says, "O Lord, You have pleaded the case for my soul; You have redeemed my life." (NKJV)

Now, if these passages of Scripture are not enough to reinforce your sense of security, try this one on for size: "Consequently, he [Jesus] is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them" (Hebrews 7:25, ESV).

Jesus doesn't simply pray for you now and then; the Bible says he always lives to make intercession for you!

We may never fully know how many times Jesus has pleaded on our behalf and moved the hand of God to save us. He's always praying for us. Even now, at this very moment, Jesus is praying to God the Father in your defense. How awesome is that thought?

Jesus Christ lives to pray for you. He's got your back. You are eternally safe in the arms of God.

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