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

Look at how detailed a mind Job has, to be able to run through this list of possible misdeeds and sin.

He is exhaustive in his humility, being a wonderful example of what Paul says in Philippians 2 v12, that we “… Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,”.

This is what that looks like! To be intentional and deep-thinking about our spiritual integrity.

We’re coming to the pointy end of Job, and indeed, there isn’t much more from Job at this point (a little at the end).

So it’s very interesting that his final portion of the debate is this protestation of his innocence with regard to his current situation.

He has reached this point, that as Stuart Snr says, he wants a heavenly defender to plead his case.

How good it is that we have Jesus!

“Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.” Heb 7 v25

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