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Our soul is in a constant battle with negative thoughts and attitudes of this world but God has the antidote to despair by replacing the negative that penetrates our soul with righteousness.
We know so far on our journey that Job is in a deep state of despair. He is going through anguish and misery because he had lost everything. His children, his livestock, and his property. Then, he is afflicted with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head (Job 3:7).
Reading today in Job 9, God’s justice doesn’t bother Job but the fact that he can’t do anything about his situation does. Job sees God as the Creator of everything. The Father, maker of night and day, the stars and heavens, and the water of the sea.
The justice of God is to make wrongs right; everyone who believes in what the gospel clearly explains and accepts God’s Son as their Savior has a protective antidote to despair. Available to everyone is the opportunity to receive this antidote that renews the soul.
*One thought from my pastor’s sermon years ago was that the world puts pressure on us all to do more than we could possibly do; to carry loads we can’t carry alone. Christ makes our burdens light. If we spend more of our time on developing our soul, we will be prepared for everything right now and for all eternity. – Steve Ramsdell, 10-20-2013
So we know now that there is an answer to Job’s complaint in verses 32-33. As pointed out in 1 Timothy 2:5, “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus”.
This day we are thankful for the antidote to despair which is God’s Truth. It may take a while for many to see but accepting the Truth makes one righteous. We patiently wait for more and more to comprehend this Truth that God became flesh as Jesus Christ. Today we pray in Your name Jesus as our Mediator. Amen.
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