January 19, Reading 2 – Job 31


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SAA Notes

In all his defence, Job’s great cry is for someone in heaven to come and be his defence lawyer before the judgment seat of God! Verses 31:35-37. Job is crying out for a mediator between God and himself! Isn’t Jesus the answer to his cry?

SJA Notes

“If I have …”

We are at the last argument from Job in the big debate, and he brings the conclusion of his case to the Lord (and to those listening).

Job clearly protests his innocence with regard to his current situation.

“If I have …”

He is exhaustive in listing through potential misdeeds, possible ways he could have sinned.

Job is very intentional and has obviously put a lot of deep thought into behaviour that is right and that which is wrong.

And yet, Job cannot save himself. Job cannot bring himself out of the mire he is in. Job’s witness to us is that he does acknowledge God’s sovereignty in life, and brings his case to the Lord.

How good for us then is the good news of Jesus! That while even the best of us throughout all of history cannot save even themselves – That in Jesus we have God’s rescue plan fulfilled, our Redeemer who restores us into a right relationship with our Creator God.

In Hebrews 7 we read,

“Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intecession for them.”

Hallelujah, what a Saviour we have!

* God Above,

Please help us to grow a little more toward You today as we read Your word.

Please help us to understand You a little better, and to understand our absolute need for You more and more.

Thank You for Your steadfast love and faithfulness without end.


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