Read Job 19:1-29
“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth;” – Job 19:25
Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” This was the conversation that started the whole thing for Job. How great it must have been if the Lord our God has this trust and confidence in us also? God knows why He has this great of a trust to Job
God had allowed Satan to test Job. He had lost all his children, his business was taken from him and on top of that he was suffering from boils, so bad, that he was covered from head to foot. To see if everything that God had given to him was taken from him, would he cursed and blame God? And while Job was suffering from all these, his friends came to comfort him. Though at first they did great on accompanying him in silence but it turns from bad to worse when they started accusing him that because he was wicked and had sinned, God is punishing him. He was being dejected with words from his very own friends whom should have been comforting him.
This time Job answered them by pleading to stop from their tirade of words. For him, they are torturing him and crushing him with their words. Job knows how bad his condition is, but he also told them that if he truly sinned that should have been his concern and not his friends. He knows how terrible and great his suffering is, he have described them in full detail (v.6-20) but he also know that it was God who allowed these things to happen to him.
Job made them realize that he was well aware of his condition but he also emphasize that despite all these, Job knows that his Redeemer lives. That in the last days He will be the last one standing and Job will see Him face to face. This thought had not only comforted Job but have given him the focus to remain in his faith and belief, that when he face his creator he can proudly say, ‘I have keep the faith and remain in your service my Lord’ and the Lord standing on the last days will say to him ‘well done my good and faithful servant!’
What a thrilling sight to see, what an overwhelming vision, the Lord God, the King of kings will welcome us with grand celebration, a great embrace and commending us for doing well by remaining good and faithful servant. Like Job, are we looking at the great perspective we all should have? Trusting our faith to the one that stands last, to our Redeemer, let us remain faithful to our God that He is in control; our lives are for His glory and His honor. Let us trust the one who will stand last. Jesus Christ.
Lord! Please give me strength and wisdom to remain faithful and trust that everything is in Your control, that I am at Your grace and mercy. Amen.
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