Job 19.25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.
Job is reeling under the pain of suffering. Neither he nor his friends have any idea of what God is doing and why He has allowed this incredible trial. And yet, in the midst of this season of mental and physical anguish, Job declares that his redeemer lives. This statement shows the indestructible nature of true, saving faith. In the midst of circumstances that Job did not understand, he nevertheless fell back on the most basic truth of the gospel—his Redeemer lives!
When the storms of life are intense and there does not seem to be any end in sight, the Christian must affirm that Christ is his living Redeemer. A bruised reed, He shall not break. A smoking flex, He shall not quench. The knowledge that his redeemer was alive gave birth to the faith that he would see Him face to face.
We must conclude that in this very early time in the history of man, Job was taught of God to believe in a living Redeemer and to look for the resurrection of the dead. He had the belief in the world to come. He comforted himself with the expectation of these precious truths. Job could endure through his sufferings because he held fast to the Big Picture of redemption. He knew that this world was not his home. He knew that he was a stranger who was passing through. He knew that one day, he would see God face to face.
In this life beloved, we see through a glass darkly. We do not always understand the higher ways or purposes of The a Father. We struggle trying to reconcile a loving God with trials, suffering and pain. But one day, when that which is perfect is come, that which is impart shall be done away.
Our Redeemer Jesus lives! He has conquered sin and the grave! Our ultimate outcome is that we will see God face to face. Why? Because our Glorious Redeemer Jesus Christ paid the price for our sin on His cross. That cross is proof of His love for us, for it has secured for us who are in Christ a place in heaven that fades not away. This Living Redeemer will never leave you nor forsake you. He is not like Job’s miserable comforters. He is your Savior, your Shepherd, your Great and Mighty Redeemer today.