“If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together, . . . Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot.” ~
Job 9: 33, 35
The book of Job is full of questions for God. In all of Job’s questioning, regarding this horrific predicament he has found himself in, the one he asks in these 2 verses is the most profound and likely the most important one. Job recognizes his need for a “middle man”.
In my journey as a believer I admit to having struggled with some of these questions and it has given me moments of unbelief. Yet, I know that God can handle my doubting moments.
Having had an opportunity to live in a foreign country for several months, I have known the struggle of needing a “middle man”. One who knows the language and culture and can help navigate the many important communications necessary to accomplish anything.
As followers of Christ, we have the perfect middle man, between us and a perfect, holy, just God. One, Jesus Christ, who took on our sin and shame so we could enjoy unfettered communication with the God of the universe!
The writer of Hebrews describes Jesus this way: “Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.” (Heb. 9:15)
Daily Battle Order:
Man-up you soldier of Jesus! Walk through this hell holding the banner of our Lord high. Commit yourself to sharing boldly, your faith, with those who do not know Him, but whom our Father desires relationship with.