We may find ourselves in similar situations: oppressed by wicked people, persecuted though no wronging we have committed, slandered, accused, betrayed, and living in a society controlled by leaders that may not always be fair to the plight of those that follow Jesus. That certainly was true for the believers in the early church and even now those that find themselves suffering for their faith whether it be India, China, or places in Africa. But the great assurance as believers is that we have a perfect advocate in our defense when injustices occur against us. No matter the opinions of others, we are righteous in His sight, and we stand clean and innocent before His eyes because the price was paid for us. We have a good, impartial, and just God that sees our pain, knows our vulnerabilities, and stands in agreement in our innocence.