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, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!
Today’s passage is one of, if not the most, powerful professions of the hope we have found in Scripture. Let’s break down Job’s proclamation and use it as our talking points with God.
I know that my Redeemer lives. Everything precious to Job was gone. His life was ebbing away. And yet Job held fast to knowing God’s existence and care. Thank God for being your living Redeemer.
And at the last, he will stand upon the earth. When it was all said and done, Job knew that God would be victorious. Thank God for the victory he promises through Jesus.
And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh, I shall see God…. Job was confident that he would see God after his death. Job was certain of a resurrected body. Thank God that as believers we will pass from death to life.
My heart faints within me! Job had transitioned from clinging to life to yearning for heaven. Ask God to give you a clearer picture of heaven.
This passage gives tremendous encouragement to all facing death. Our Redeemer lives! And we have the confidence that he will deliver us safely home.
Father, thank you for the certainty of eternal life. Remind us often that death is simply a transition to eternal life. Help our hearts to yearn for heaven. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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