My Advocate

On Sunday morning, August 1, I delivered a message on the Breastplate of Righteousness

In that message, I referred to a previous message from Psalm 73 (“Your Glorious Reception”) located here in order to learn how to enjoy God’s Blessings, even when you feel beastly.

As part of the message on Sunday morning, I mentioned this poem by Martha Snell Nicholson

My Advocate

I sinned, and straightway, post-haste, Satan flew
Before the presence of the Most-High God,
And made a railing accusation there.
He said, This soul, this thing of clay and sod,
Has sinned. Tis true that he has named thy Name,
But I demand his death, for Thou has said,
The soul that sinneth, it shall die. Shall not
Thy sentence be fulfilled? Is justice dead?
Send now this wretched sinner to his doom.
What other thing can righteous ruler do?
And thus he did accuse me day and night.
And every word he spoke, Oh God, was true!

Then quickly One rose up from God’s right hand,
Before whose glory angels veiled their eyes.
He spoke. Each jot and tittle of the law
Must be fulfilled The guilty sinner dies!
But wait. Suppose his guilt was all transferred
To Me and that I paid his penalty!
Behold my hands, my side, my feet! One day
I was made sin for him, and died that he,
Might be presented faultless, at Thy throne!
And Satan fled away, full well he knew
That he could not prevail against such love.
For every word my dear Lord spoke was true!

–Martha Snell Nicholson