“I Will See God In My Flesh” (Job 19: 25, HCSB) by Carley Evans

Job believes he knows God. However, through enormous adversity, Job learns that he only has heard rumors about God. In desperation Job cries, “But I know my living Redeemer, and He will stand on the dust at last. Even after my skin has been destroyed, yet I will see God in my flesh. I will see Him myself; my eyes will look at Him, and not as a stranger. My heart longs within me.” (Job 19: 25 – 27)

After all Job suffers, he protests and finally questions God. God responds, “Who is this who obscures My counsel with ignorant words? Get ready to answer Me like a man; when I question you, you will inform Me. Where were you when I established the earth? Tell Me if you have understanding.” (Job 38: 2 – 4)

Once Job hears God’s great argument, he recognizes that God “can do anything and no plan of [God’s] can be thwarted.” Job says to God, “You asked, ‘Who is this who conceals My counsel with ignorance?” Then, Job confesses, “Surely I spoke about things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.” (Job 42: 1 – 3)

Once Job understands that he does not understand and knows that he does not know, then he responds appropriately to God, “I had heard rumors about You, but now my eyes have seen You. Therefore I take back my words and repent in dust and ashes.” (Job 42: 5 – 6)

Once we realize that we know nothing, have nothing; then we are able to repent and “know [our] living Redeemer,” Jesus Christ. We will see Him in our flesh, standing as the Last One.

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