On this program, the hosts conclude their three-part series through the book of Job by examining that great profession of faith in which Job says, “I know that my redeemer lives” (19:25). How does this hope in the future redeeming work of the Messiah comfort Job in the midst of his distress? How can a recovery of this Christ-centered focus help us when we suffer? The hosts consider these questions and more on this edition of White Horse Inn (originally aired 03-16-20).
One of the things that we’ve seen recurring throughout this unfolding story is how committed Job is to not accusing God of either not being sovereign or not being just. He just doesn’t know what to do with that. If that’s true, if God is sovereign and just, then how can Job possibly find any kind of relief from his suffering? Is his suffering the result of a particular sin he has committed? Is his suffering more generally attributable to his sinful condition? And if so, is there any way out? The only conclusion he can come to is that he needs a mediator; someone to intervene. And that’s what we find when we come to Chapter 16.Michael Horton
TERM TO LEARN
Redemption comes through God’s assumption of our humanity, fulfilling the covenant and bearing its sentence in our place, raised from death to the right hand of the Father, from which he will return to judge the living and the dead and make all things new.
(Michael Horton, The Christian Faith, p. 75)