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January 4, 2019

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Reading along with us in Job? Here’s today’s reading:

Job 9 (ESV)

Then Job answered and said:

“Truly I know that it is so:
    But how can a man be in the right before God?
If one wished to contend with him,
    one could not answer him once in a thousand times.
He is wise in heart and mighty in strength
    —who has hardened himself against him, and succeeded?...Continue Reading

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  1. Job 9:33 (ESV)
     There is no arbiter between us, who might lay his hand on us both.

    Job is pleading that his friends would be true counselors, friends that come alongside you to bear one another burdens (Galatians 6:1-2), to encourage and support their friend. Instead, their counsel has been more of a prosecutor, and Job is left without someone to help contend his case before God.

    Today, Jesus is our arbiter before the throne of God (Hebrews 7:25).

  2. What a great chapter that reveals the glory and majesty of God and all we have in Christ. How can a mortal man be righteous before God, Job asks. Well we can’t, but through Jesus God’s righteousness is made available to us. Then Job talks about all the wonders and glories of God that are absolutely true. In fact it sounds a lot like God’s response later in the book. God is mighty and His wisdom is unfathomable. He is in control of all things and everything ultimately does His bidding. And who can truly make an argument against Him? See all these things should make us humble before God, but not distant us from Him or to think that He seeks to distance Himself from us. See Job comes to the wrong conclusion that God mocks suffering or is pleased with bringing affliction. That He doesn’t care how our lives are affected by the circumstances He brings. For Job, his thinking creates a hopelessness, why should I even try. And yet in Christ we have ultimate hope. He provides both a place of recovery from sin as well as revelation from the Spirit that provides the wisdom we need. And we know the answer to Job’s quandary in verse 33, right? He describes exactly what Jesus is. He is the arbiter! He does mediate between God and man and has a connection to both. Its is awesome how Jesus is the answer to what perplexes Job the most in this chapter!!!

  3. 19 If it is a contest of strength, behold, he is mighty!
    If it is a matter of justice, who can summon him?
    20 Though I am in the right, my own mouth would condemn me;
    though I am blameless, he would prove me perverse.
    21 I am blameless; I regard not myself;
    I loathe my life.

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