Settled Out of Court!

Settled out of court!
My case was settled out of court,
Though I was as guilty of sin
As anyone on earth could be.

But I had to trust my Lawyer;
Trust Him I did,
For I had to tell Him I was guilty,
And I had to tell Him I was sorry,
And I had to place my life within His control,
For I can’t control my own life.

Settled out of court!
My case was settled out of court,
Though I was as guilty of sin
As anyone on earth could be.

I had such a good lawyer:
The very best.
For He was the Judge’s Only Son,
And He talked my case over with His Father
So I wouldn’t have to face His Father’s wrath in court,
For we both knew how guilty I was.

Settled out of court!
My case was settled out of court,
Though I was as guilty of sin
As anyone on earth could be.

About this Song:
Although written in the past tense, this song is actually about the future: how it will be for the Christian appearing before the throne of God following earthly death.

Christians are accustomed to the concept of Christ being the Mediator between sinful, unrighteous man and perfect, holy God. But I believe the image of Christ as a defense attorney who holds the advantage of being the Judge’s only Son is a unique way of looking at the same idea.

We’ve probably all heard the term “throwing ourselves on the mercy of the court.” This song suggests that in being redeemed–in turning away from our sins and to Christ–we’re throwing ourselves on the mercy of our Lawyer, who provides the same mercy we will eventually receive from God Himself.

I hope YOUR case has been settled out of court. If not, Jesus is just waiting to receive and forgive you for all of your sins and to bring you into a right relationship with His Heavenly Father. Judgement is not something you need to fear.

Please feel free to leave a comment.

By the way, my new novel, The Devil and Pastor Gus, came out yesterday. Check it out HERE if you’re interested.

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Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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2 Responses to Settled Out of Court!

  1. DonaLie Beltran says:

    Loved the song, Roger….and so true. We are righteous is the eyes do our Father, because his son stepped in and paid the price. Got Bless.

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