Thankfully, we get to see what Job longed for…. 

In Job 9:33-35, the writer has this to say:

“There is no arbiter between us, who might lay his hand on us both. Let him take his rod away from me, and let not dread of him terrify me. Then I would speak without fear of him, for I am not so in myself.”

Which is pretty bleak stuff, when you think of it…. But…. The Bible shows us that in Christ, we have all of those things that Job longed for…. 

Job asked for a mediator…. We have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens. In Hebrews 9:15, we’re told that Jesus is the mediator of the new covenant. And in Romans 8:34b, we’re told that He “indeed is interceding for us.”

Job asked for someone to remove God’s rod from him, but Isaiah 53:4 reminds us that “Surely [Jesus] has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.”

Job asked to be able to speak to God without fear…. “We can with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”     – Hebrews 4:16
And if that’s not good news, I don’t know what is!

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