I Know That My Redeemer Lives (1/8)

Thought from today’s Bible reading from Job 17-20.

As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth” (Job 19:25).

Job’s troubles were not going to be solved by his own actions. He understood this. Only God could deliver him. Despite the fact that his wife urged him to reject God (Job 2:9) and his friends repeatedly told him that God was the one who had afflicted him, Job held to his faith in the Lord. As long as his Redeemer lived, he had hope.

Today we recognize our Redeemer as Jesus Christ (Galatians 4:5; Titus 2:14). Even though He died on the cross for our sins (1 Peter 2:24), He was raised again, giving us hope. Notice what Paul writes:

Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him” (Romans 6:8-9).

We have hope through our Redeemer. But notice the condition: “if we have died with Christ.” We must be baptized into Christ (Romans 6:3-4). But there is another condition also: “For he who has died is freed from sin” (Romans 6:7). We must obey Him faithfully as well (Romans 6:17-18).

Our Redeemer lives. We can also live if we will die with Him and live for Him.

Tomorrow’s reading: Job 21-23

[I’m using the Chronological reading plan on the Bible Gateway website if you’d like to follow along, too.]

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