I know that my Redeemer lives. This is one of the phrases that Job used when he was passing the most terrible trial, this man without questioning God endured this whole process, as the book of Job narrates.
A man who, without a doubt, although he had his body full of leprosy, did not stop glorifying God at any time in his life, but he was faithful until the end of his trial and disease.
One day the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, among whom satan was also present. When God asks satan about Job, satan replies: “Job is faithful to you for all the goods he has”. But this was not so, because God gave him to prove to Satan that with riches or without riches Job was faithful to Him. In spite of all the material that he lost, he remained perfect before God.
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
We can say that this man named Job knew that someday this great trial would end, we see this because of his statements in these circumstances, because he glorified in spite of everything.
And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:
The blessings of God are lasting, this man was blessed by God in a great way, because this man was righteous, faithful, and knew how to glorify God in trials. Even his flesh being scourged did not deny the power and majesty of God, because there was a time when his wife said “curse God and die”, but through this trial his flesh would see God.
Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
These are really words that, just like they came out of his mouth, were comforting words, words of encouragement, sincere words, He was sure that all this great trial would end someday.
It does not matter that you lose everything, believe in God, trust in Him. God never fails, we believe, as this man believed faithfully, but in the end he won.
I know that my Redeemer lives
Job was tested and he suffered the power of the Devil, but he was protected by God from the day Satan went before God. The Lord considered Job upright and faithful, but the
Devil said he was so because he had been blessed in a great way.
The Lord God did not permit the Devil to touch Job’s soul, but Job knew that all his afflictions came from God. He said:
“The Lord gave, and the Lord
has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” (1: 21).
He felt as if he was a prisoner surrounded by many evils that he did not understand, so he longed for a liberation from God, whom Job considered his redeemer.
“For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:”
He trusted the Lord God because He alone would remain until the end of all things— whatever exists upon the earth—, so he trusted his afflictions would come to an end sooner or later. This thought surely must have comforted him. It was the mercy of God which acted in Job’s mind and spirit; and in this way he did not feel so much his afflictions, but he received a spark of hope and life: yes, because his “redeemer lives”!
That biblical history teaches us the value of patience in a believer, which—like faith and confidence in the Lord God—is quite important. The Lord loves us and seeks that we receive his peace, which surpasses all knowledge.
All of us who believe in God have our hope in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our redeemer from the power of the Devil. Jesus has overcome death and the Devil—a deceiver since the beginning—, who will be cast into the lake of fire… and he shall be tormented day and night for ever.
May the Lord God give us faith, patience and strength to resist in the evil day, knowing that our redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, is always near