Remember Billy Graham (1918-2018) in His Most Inspiring Quotes

Job Longed for a Mediator?

Adrian Rogers

So Job asks his big question. Job 9:1-3: "Then Job answered and said, I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? If he will contend with Him, he cannot answer Him one of a thousand." He said, "I can't answer one out of every thousand questions God asks me. He's God! I'm a man."

And then in verse thirty-two he longs for an answer; he says, "For He is not a man, as I am, that I should answer Him, and we should come together in judgment. Neither is there any daysman between us, that might lay his hand upon us both." Now if you have a different translation you may read the word umpire, middleman, arbiter, or mediator instead of daysman. I prefer the word mediator. "And neither is there any mediator between us that he might lay his hand upon us both." Job was saying, "Oh God, You are holy; I am sinful. I need You. God, I can't argue with You. If you bring me into court, I can't answer one of a thousand questions. I'm a sinner. I need somebody to go between. I need somebody to bring me to You. I need somebody who can lay his hands upon us both. I need an arbiter. I need a middleman. I need a daysman. I need a mediator."

Do you know Who he was crying for? Do you know Who he was longing for? First Timothy 2:5-6. "For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus; Who gave Himself a ransom for all ..." Job, centuries before the birth of the Messiah, knew he was in need of a Savior, a Mediator; and he longed for Jesus.

And since Jesus is both God and man at the same time, He became the Mediator. The God man builds a bridge between God and man, and that bridge is made of the rough hewn timbers of the cross. There is one God and one Mediator between God and men — Himself a Man — the Christ Jesus Who gave Himself a ransom for all. How can man be just with God? His name is Jesus.

Taken from "Our Mediator" by Love Worth Finding Ministries (used by permission).


Originally published September 27, 2010.

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