I know that my Redeemer liveth. —Job 19:25
Read Job 19:21-29
Job looked for pity. He desperately needed the sympathy of his friends after God had chastised him. After the Lord disciplined His child, must his friends also persecute him? But slowly a change comes about, as we read in verse 23 of our chapter. Job was going to say something very important and wished that it could be engraved in granite with an iron pen. In verse 25 Job confesses: “For I know that my Redeemer liveth.”
The faith Job expressed was born in the midst of the deepest misery. When no one defended him and God seemed to have forsaken him, he was enabled to speak these most astounding words: My God, my Redeemer, lives! Everything may be reduced to dust one day, but He lives forever.
When an innocent, defeated person is left alone with no one to care for him, there is still a Redeemer in heaven. He has the last word. He gave Job and every believer eternal life. Even though worms would destroy Job’s body, he would see God, not as a stranger, but as a heavenly friend. He could hardly wait for that day.
What did Job long for?