August 23

Job 8:1-11:20; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; Psalm 38:1-22; Proverbs 21:28-29

Job continued to endure the accusations of his friends. But, there was a war raging on the inside of him. He was gripped by the question of how could someone plead his case before God. He knew the greatness of God’s wisdom and truth, but if a person needed to reason with God who would do it?

Job’s question did not get answered until many years later through the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus answered Job’s pleading. He was the go-between for God and man. Jesus bridged the gap. He was very much human and God so He knew both sides of the equation.

We have a God who understands all that we go through and He knows our faults and failings. But, God never gives up on us because He loves us! That was why He sent Jesus. He gave His life for ours. That is love. And, today, Jesus is in heaven seated next to God, praying for us.

We have an advocate in the person of Jesus Christ.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Job 12:1-15:35; 1 Corinthians 15:29-58; Psalm 39:1-13; Proverbs 21:30-31