What the crap hits the fan, who do you call? I mean when you’re really, really deep in it…who do you call? Your spouse? Likely. A friend? Possibly.
Someone who will fight for you? Definitely.
When we are in a fight, we need someone that will fight for us. To defend us. We need someone on our side, to plead our case.
At this point in Job, he is talking back and forth with his friends, who are basically telling him he must have sinned greatly against God, and that is why he is being judged and punished with the calamities in his life. (The loss of much of his property and servants, physical sickness, and the death of all 10 of his children).
Job is protesting, saying that’s not true.
And then in Job 9:32-33 he says, “God is not a mortal like me, so I cannot argue with him or take him to trial. If only there were a mediator between us, someone who could bring us together.”
The great news is that we have that exact person in Jesus Christ.
Christian theology teaches us that we are separated from God by our sin. And it is impossible for us to earn our way back into his good graces.
But we don’t have to.
That is exactly what Jesus did for us.
Jesus paid the penalty for our sin, offering the opportunity to be back in perfect relationship with God.
All we have to do is believe in Jesus, accept him as our savior, our advocate, and the relationship is restored, forever and always. (1 Timothy 2:5)
There is no better news than that.
Today’s reading: Job 8:1-11:20
Tomorrow’s reading: Job 12:1-14:22