“On The Dust At Last” ( Job 19:25, HCSB ) by Carley Evans

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“But I know my living Redeemer, and He will stand on the dust at last.”

When Job says this, he has not yet met the Lord. He has heard of the Lord God “by report” but he has yet to “see God with his own eyes.” Even so, Job knows that God lives; and he trusts that one day God “will stand on the dust at last.” Job understands God will overcome sin in mankind and so defeat death, the wage of sin.

What Job doesn’t know is the fullness of God; he doesn’t yet have a personal, face-to-face relationship with the living Redeemer. He has yet to “abhor himself and repent in dust and ashes.” At this point, he has only heard; he has yet to see!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. lambskinny says:

    Thanks ocindy, AJ, 7theaven, and Susie. Blessings!

  2. las artes says:

    You see, this is how the Old Testament saints, including Job, operated. They pleaded for mercy but were never sure if God would show it. This is why Job said that he was fearful of tragedy. He was not confident that blessings would abound in his life all the time, because he operated by mercy.

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