24 Days of Advent Scripture Devotionals

Day 12 – My Redeemer Lives

The Patient Job – Gerard Seghers

Job 19:25-27

For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! – Job 19:25-27

The book of Job is included in the scriptures after the writings of Moses and the history of the kings of Israel. However, Job is probably the oldest book in the Bible since Job is believed to have lived around the time of Abraham.

I think it is amazing that even before the law was given, before any prophets lived, Job had faith in his Redeemer. He is speaking of the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, Job’s Redeemer. My Redeemer!

Now, isn’t it interesting as well that Job apparently believed in the resurrection from the dead and in eternal life. He also believed that God was his Redeemer. He said, “after my skin (flesh) is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God.” How could he, in his flesh, see God if his flesh had already been destroyed? He must be getting a new body?

Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. – 1 John 3:1-3

Song: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

Two Different Interpretations From Handel’s Messiah.