Jesus as Job’s Mediator | The Institute for Creation Research

Jesus as Job’s Mediator



“Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.” (Job 9:33)

Like a clear light that might dispel Job’s dark and miserable thoughts, this righteous but suffering man longed for mediation with the God he had trusted for so long. His soul ached for a daysman, or mediator—someone to understand exactly all of Job’s intentions, thoughts, sins, and faith, and who had perfect knowledge of the plans and purposes of God above. This kind of mediator could wrap one arm around Job’s shoulder, his other arm around God’s “shoulder,” and reconcile the two.

When God shockingly showed up and “answered Job out of the whirlwind” (Job 38:1), He did not supply a mediator. However, He did show He had been listening the whole time and had some purpose for Job’s trials. That was enough to reestablish Job’s trust and worship. God provided all Job needed at that time, but what about Job’s desire for a mediator? What about all of our desires for that same kind of mediator? For who but a mediator could ever restore sinners to a right standing with a holy God?

Jesus, God incarnate, became the exact mediator that Job had earnestly hoped for. “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5-6). The Lord Jesus, our long-awaited Mediator, came at last! His coming both fulfilled Job’s longing and offered hope to those who, like Job, submit themselves to God’s mercy. BDT

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