Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday, June 27: Job 8-10; Acts 8:26-40 ~ Jody

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is: Job 8-10, Acts 8:26-40

I have never noticed the fore-shadowing of Jesus in Job before. Job goes on a long explanation (all of Chapter 9) of God's power and authority. He knows that God is almighty and he is only a sinful human. He tells Bildad that even if he were blameless and clean, he would not be worthy to approach God. And then he says in Acts 9:32-35:

“He is not a mere mortal like me that I might answer him,
    that we might confront each other in court.
33 If only there were someone to mediate between us,
    someone to bring us together,
34 someone to remove God’s rod from me,
    so that his terror would frighten me no more.
35 Then I would speak up without fear of him,
    but as it now stands with me, I cannot."

(highlighting mine)

We forget how Holy and Almighty God is and take the role of Jesus for granted in our lives today. Job had it right - we need to remember God's power and that he sent Jesus for us to have that mediator, someone to bridge the gap between our sin and God. For the purpose of a love-relationship with God that would not be possible if Jesus were not there cleansing us of our sin so we can approach the Holy of Holy's.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year PassageJob 11-13; Acts 9:1-21

1 comment:

Tammy Reimer said...

So thankful for our mediator, Jesus Christ!