Bible In One Year-Day 247 (Thursday, September 4, 2014)
Commentary: Job10-12. In chapter9:32, Job reverenced God that He is not a mortal being that would warrant him to argue with God. He realized there was the need for a mediator. In his words in chapter10, Job exclaimed his littleness before God and acknowledged himself as the hand work of the Almighty. His words were spiritually significant and touching. His friends, again, couldn’t stand those words. They, rather, regarded his words as mockery of God.
Job 11:2-3 “Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified? Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?”
The responses of the friends points to the fact that whatsoever a man sows, so shall he reap. They used the principles of life to analyze Job’s problems.
Just as Satan attacked the body of Job and stole his living, he is doing that to a lot of people through the power of sin in the flesh. Job did not get a mediator, but we have a Mediator, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”
Job bore his pain, but Jesus bore our pains and grieves. He paid the price that death demanded and redeemed us from the power of the grave through His cross. Our faith in Him gives us salvation. This salvation equips us for deliverance, and through deliverance we could practice holiness and remain faithful to the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
Joel 2:32 “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.”
Obadiah 1:17 “But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.”
Jesus has perfected all requirements and removed the ordinance that was against us, He nailed it to the cross. Sinners remain under the bondage of Satan but those who call upon His name shall be delivered from the claws of Satan.
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Job13-15. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Pastor Supo Abayode
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries