Never lose site of the redemption God offers to you through the saving work of Jesus.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Psalm 63:1 - You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
Job continues his wallowing in misery until we see a glimpse of hope! As Job speaks of his coming death, we come to 19:25-27. Here Job gives an account of his faith in the redeeming love of God. A thousand years before Jesus, Job testifies to the redemption that his spilled blood would buy for him. In spite of his condition, Job still maintains faith in God. In spite of your condition, will you?
Zophar’s second complaint to Job comes on the heals of Job’s hope-filled look at the afterlife. Yet, he says he is disturbed. Friends, if talking of the redemption of God disturbs you then you are the one with the bad condition. The right words after Job’s statements would have been ‘Yes’ and ‘Amen’.
Lord, may I find hope in the redeeming work of the Cross today and everyday!
Read Hebrews 7:24-25 to see how the redeeming work of the Cross of Jesus Christ will save His followers.
The Hope of the Gospel is present in today’s Bible text. Seeing the ultimate consequences of the curse of sin, Job looked beyond his present ‘marred’ condition to see a day that would ‘Mend’ every hurt and heal every wound. This day would be known as a day of redemption and redemption would come only by the forgiveness of sin by the blood of our redeemer - Jesus The Christ.