MARCH 28- My Redeemer Liveth
Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:
27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
Job knew that there was a redeemer. Notice he said my Redeemer. His thoughts were upon his salvation provided by his redeemer. His certainty reveals a great faith before Christ was ever wrapped in human flesh. He knew that Jesus would be born. There was no doubt. Job knew that the Lord would stand one day on the earth.
Job understood the destruction of this body. Job had confidence of the change that would take place with his body. He understood that the old body would decay and pass away. He also realized that he would receive a new body and that body would appear before God. Under this trial he was confident that he would see God.
Job had a remarkable confidence in a living Savior. I am not sure how much he knew but he knew he had a Savior. He knew that his Savior was living at that present time. He knew that his corrupt body would never enter into the presence of God. He also knew that he would have a new body and a new life eternal.
We read of the Savior that died on the cross for our sins. His burial in the heart of the earth for 3 days and 3 nights. We celebrate his resurrection and ascension. We have more evidence today of a heavenly home than Job ever did. Yet do we exhibit the faith of Job.
Lord, more faith. More faith in your presence. More faith in your security. More faith in your return.