1/5/2018 Job Chapters 6-9
In Chapter 6 we see Job’s second friend, Bildad, repeat more forcefully the same charges against Job as Eliphaz did on Chapter 4. The verses that caught my eye in today’s reading are in Chapter 9 and I wonder if they are a foreshadowing of the coming of the Lord.
In Chapter 9:1 we see Job ask: “… But how can mere mortals prove their innocence before God? and in verses 32-33 he states “He is not a mere mortal like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court. 33 If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together,
We have the complete and inspired word of God so we realize that the answer to verse 1 and vv. 32-33 is the same. No mortal can prove their innocence. That is why it required the sacrifice of the Lord, Jesus Christ to redeem us. We also know the answer to the question in vv. 32-33 in that we do have a mediator. 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.