Grand Sweep Daily
Job 19:25-27 (NIV)
25 I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth.
26 And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God;
27 I myself will see Him with my own eyes – I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
What an amazing faith Job had! Still trusting God despite his numerous losses, Job continues to bless the Lord, even in the pit of his despair. He believed that God was punishing him, and even though he could not understand why, Job trusted God enough to be his Redeemer. No matter what happens, Job knows that his Redeemer will rescue him and he is not afraid to say it. How much faith does it take to move a mountain? The amazing faith of Job could have shattered the earth to its core. His Redeemer, the Lord God Almighty, will stand upon the earth, and Job knows he will see Him, even when his own flesh fails. How do you find that kind of faith? Scripture teaches us that extreme faith is borne from extreme adversity, and Job knew adversity full well.
Throughout the Old Testament, we learn that a Redeemer is a family member who pays the price for a slave’s freedom, or chooses to care of a widow in her great need, also known as a kinsman Redeemer. Job trusted God to be his kinsman Redeemer, even after losing everything precious and meaningful to him. Could you trust God that much, when your life is absolutely falling apart? What if you lost your child or a spouse – could you trust God to be your kinsman Redeemer even in the midst of your grief? Could you trust Him to redeem you as you experience an illness that leaves you permanently scarred and disabled? Are you willing to cry out in faith, knowing in spite of it all, that your Redeemer lives?
Friday evening, I watched in awe as Dove and Grammy Award winner Nicole C. Mullen took the main stage at the Women of Faith Conference in
In this amazing testimony of mercy and grace, Nicole sings praise and thanksgiving to her kinsman Redeemer, Jesus Christ. “He lives to take away my shame, and He lives forever! I’ll proclaim that the payment for my sin was the precious life He gave. But now He is alive and there is an empty grave! I know my Redeemer lives!” Do these words speak of the Savior you know and love this morning?
Great faith is borne from great adversity. Job displayed great faith throughout his life. He honored the Lord when life was good. When life became a painful, lonely existence, Job continued to trust in the promises of his Redeemer. It is the same faith we carry in our hearts today, knowing no matter what happens, our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, lives! He lives! He has washed our sin away through the spilling of His blood at
So how strong is your faith this morning? Will you stand up today and sing, I know my Redeemer lives!”
Grace and peace,
Pray for: assurance to know without a doubt that your Redeemer lives! He lives to set you free from the sin that separates you from God. Cry out to Jesus this morning. Not only will He hear you; He will save you and redeem you through the power of His blood. It’s a guarantee you can count on. We have His Word on it!
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