1 John 2:1-6New Living Translation (NLT)
2 My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. 2 He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.
3 And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments. 4 If someone claims, “I know God,” but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth. 5 But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him.6 Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.
Dear Father, Thank you, Jesus, for being my advocate. You plead my case before the Father. Jesus, you are truly righteous. Thank you for your sacrifice that atones for all sin. May I continue to obey your commandments, for when I obey, I am showing my love for the Lord. I know that I am living in the Lord because I am following Jesus and striving to live as him. Thank you for your Word, Truth, and Life. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.