“No Other Defense” (Job 19: 25, NEB) by Carley Evans

In the distress of being utterly abandoned by his friends and family, Job cries out in great hope and faith, “But in my heart I know that my vindicator lives and that He will rise last to speak in court; and I shall discern my witness standing at my side and see my defending counsel, even God Himself, whom I shall see with my own eyes, I myself and no other.” (Job 19: 25 – 27)

The last person to speak on Judgment Day — on that day — is Christ, our Redeemer and “Defending Counsel, even God Himself.” Jesus is our one and only witness and defender. He witnesses to our faith and defends against our weakness. No other is necessary.