“As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” (19:25)
The waiting is excruciating, but Job knows it is not forever. He will be redeemed, he will see God. There is power in this hope.
Let’s talk about the word redeem.
REDEEM :: verb
1. To compensate for the faults or bad aspects of. (synonyms: save, compensate for the defects of, rescue, justify, vindicate)
2. To gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment. (synonyms: retrieve, regain, recover, get back, reclaim, repossess, have something returned, rescue)
Christ is the member of the Godhead who most commonly receives the title of Redeemer, but we know it’s a glorious group effort (them being One and the Same and all).
I find myself wanting to just meditate on those definitions this morning. God, my Redeemer, compensates for my faults and bad aspects. He made a payment, “with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.” (1 Peter 1:19) to regain possession of me.
Consider, with me, the implications of God being our Redeemer, just as Job called Him. That even in all the pain and suffering and accusations he could say, “I will see God, The One who vindicates and makes me His.”