“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes — I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!”
Although Job did not have factual knowledge of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection – we do. We know our Saviour has risen from the dead and provides hope and comfort for those who trust Him (John 14:26-27).
We can look at Job and empathize with his suffering, but during our most difficult days, we must remember that Jesus endured worse. Job had three friends who surrounded him amidst his suffering, but Jesus was fully abandoned by those He loved, and by God the Father on our account (Matthew 27:32-56). We must allow our faith to serve us and point us back to the redeemer who lives.
Thank you, Father, for redeeming through the blood of your precious Son our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen