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

 

3 comments

  • Artie Shaffer

    “Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so perishes the hope of the godless. What they trust in is fragile; what they rely on is a spider’s web.” ‭‭Job‬ ‭8:13-14‬
    What Bildad observed is so true! I watch as the world around us builds their house of cards but when they face those dark and difficult times they have nothing upon which to support them and give them peace. Their house of cards just collapse, for all they had invested in was just a “spider’s web” – how very, very sad.

  • Kaylee

    I have read job before but I didn’t see that part in chapter 9 when job is crying out for a mediator. How amazing it is to see that Job knew he needed a mediator, even before Jesus arrived. This chapter helped me to see pain and suffering in a different way. When we have pain we can rely on God more I am going to take on this attitude for the pain suffering that may come my way. That when it comes this just means I can rely on the Lord more . How sad it is to see others who don’t know the truth suffer.

  • missliz

    I’m thankful that, unlike Job, we know that Jesus and the Holy Spirit mediate on our behalf before the Father. Job didn’t have that assurance but he should have been able to rely on the support of his friends as he suffered for what was a very long time. They could have been “the wind beneath his wings” when he was unable to stand supporting him until he was strong enough to stand on his own. That is community.

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