THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Our Advocate
Job needed somebody. He needed someone to hear his case; a real-life, flesh-n'-blood representative who could talk to God on his behalf, and could transmit Yahweh's heart to him. Someone other than present company: his three very judgmental friends. In vain he looked around and finally said,
"Nor is there any mediator between us, who may lay his hand on us both" (Job 9:33)
You've been misunderstood, someone's been offended, and is convinced you're bad, bad, bad. And ugly, too! Before you can explain yourself, others have been warned, and your cherished reputation is destroyed. cAttempting to defend yourself, blame is shifted to others, which only confirms their accusations. You're doomed!
Job's longing is also our heart's cry! "Isn't there someone who can listen, and hear my case, and judge fairly between me and my accuser?" Job looked around, but there was no one.
Thousands of years passed before that Mediator finally arrived. That's what Messiah came to do, to represent us before God, and vice-versa. A real flesh-n'-blood Man who is also Divine. Of Him Paul says, "For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus."
God Himself came in human flesh to intercede for us! We now have a proper Representative who loves us, and promises to protect us from the vile words of the accuser. Seek His counsel, and find refuge in the Advocate who came to Earth to rescue you!