January 11, Reading 2 – Job 18, 19

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SAA Notes

Bildad torments Job by his fixed belief in Job’s secret sin. “Can this be my friend? He knows me so little.” Consider 19:21,22 as advice on dealing with friends, whom you believe have erred. Job displays the faith of Abraham. 19:25-27 are a great testimony to the God of resurrection – many centuries before Christ.

SJA Notes

“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God.”

Job continues to grind out his sorrow, plumbing the depths of what he is experiencing.

But he returns to a solid truth.

Even in the valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23), he maintains his faith in God.

And we have that most wonderful of resurrection proclamations!

Job did not trust in a dead and dusty god, a religion of works and human-invented fables.

His God, our God, is a living God!

We can cry with Job, “I know that my Redeemer lives!”

And how blessed we are to live on the other side of God the Son coming to earth. To know His righteousness, of His death, blood and life – That He has redeemed us from darkness into light!

And we can rest in the same hope Job had.

That this life is not the end. Our death here on earth is not the end. Paul works through this in 1 Corinthians 15.

Hallelujah – Yet in our flesh we will see God!

* God Above,

Please show us today what You want us to know from Your word.

Please fix within us a steady and sure hope, in Your resurrection power.

Fix our eyes on You today Lord God please.

Amen.

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