Job 9 Commentary

Job 9 Commentary

“Indeed, I know this is true,” said Job. What is true? Bildad has said a couple of important things. Which one is true? Or, is Job saying yes to everything Bildad has said?

We can assume Job is referring to Bildad’s statement that the LORD doesn’t reject the blameless. If this statement remains true, then Job must take his case to a higher court for review. He is definitely innocent but how can his innocence be proved?

God is far too high for mortals to reach Him. His wisdom is so deep, and God’s power is so immense. He is so holy that a mere mortal would probably incriminate himself by simply appearing before the LORD. Yet Job wishes for an opportunity to be heard before this very scary Judge of the Universe.

If only there were someone to mediate between them!

This is key to understanding the scripture. In the Garden of peace and tranquility, we saw how this Judge showed up and sentences were meted out to all the culprits, satan included. Later, Abraham interceded and Lot was saved. On countless occasions, Moses interceded and Israel was saved. But in all these cases, the people remained very far from the courtroom. Indeed, the picture we get from the Torah is that of a distant holy God who was nearly impossible to reach. Even His very name was a matter reserved for very sacred interactions.

For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus. According to First Timothy 2 verse 5.

The saint can bask in the knowledge that we have a mediator in the man Jesus Christ.

The man who once lived in the neighborhood understands human pain and struggles. He was moved to tears as Martha and Mary mourned the loss of their brother Lazarus. The scripture is written to encourage the world to come to know this man. He feels your pain. He understands your suffering.

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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