40 days of Sorrow, a walk with Job
March 25, 2019, 5:29 AM

Lent 2019 Day 17 Job Chapter 19


This might be the greatest chapter in the book of Job. Job is responding to Bildad's second speech. Bildad argued that Job does not know God. In response Job says in verses 25-27, "For I KNOW that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; And after my skin is destroyed, this I KNOW, That in my flesh I shall see God, Whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!

This is how The Israel Bible translates these verses, "But I know that my Vindicator lives; In the end He will testify on earth—This, after my skin will have been peeled off. But I would behold Hashem while still in my flesh, I myself, not another, would behold Him; Would see with my own eyes: My heart pines within me.

There were two things that Job was CONFIDENT of 

1. Job knew that his REDEEMER/VINDICATOR was ALIVE and that HE would stand on the EARTH. This is a great transition that Job has made. In chapter 16 Job said, "Surely even now my witness is in heaven, And my evidence is on high." Job was encouraged that there he had a spiritual lawyer who was pleading his case before God. But now Job knows that ADVOCATE is alive. He as flesh and bones and will stand and testify on his behalf, on the earth. What an AMAZING transition of thought.

I pray that we have that kind of confidence. None of us have seen Jesus, but we believe that he lived. We also believe that he daily intercedes to God on our behalf. It is one thing to believe that we have a spiritual being in heaven arguing our case. It is another thing to believe that He will stand and testify on your behalf, on the earth. 

2. Job knew that he would SEE GOD. But this is not a some time in heaven my spirit will see God. Job concedes that his skin might be completely destroyed, but in his flesh he shall see God with his own eyes.

Again I pray that we have that kind of faith. Jesus told Thomas, in John 20:29, "Because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.

 



Comments

03-25-2019 at 8:22 AM
Kathy Dora
PS ha, all of the above was while Job was going through Hell on earth. That means it’s possible for me/us to do that too!
03-25-2019 at 8:17 AM
Kathy Dora
I keep thinking how amazing and awesome, exciting!! Here’s someone like us who didn’t have Christ in the flesh yet had absolute faith. I’ve heard often and thought how much better it must’ve been for those in the New Testament who had Christ in the flesh. Yet here is a witness in the Old Testament who knew beyond a shadow of doubt that God was right beside him. Prophecy?, He’s coming/will come again?🤗
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