Even now my witness is in heaven, and my advocate is in the heights! Job 16:19 HCSB
In a court of law the person who takes the stand to testify is a witness. He is someone who has actually seen what happened and is telling the court what he knows about the situation or the individual on trial. The person who has been charged with a crime usually has a lawyer who is an advocate for the person on trial. The lawyer will speak up and defend the person who has been accused of the crime.
In this verse Job clarifies that God in heaven is his witness and his advocate. God knew the truth about Job and the situation. Therefore, He could testify that Job had done nothing wrong. God could also defend Job because He knew why Job was suffering and being tested by Satan.
Challenge: Jesus is your witness and advocate. As a believer, you can be assured that someday Jesus will come to your defense at the final judgment. He will pay the price for your sins and give you freedom. Jesus has also promised to take our concerns to the Father (Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1). Therefore, pray to the Lord and He will lift your needs up to the Father.