Job needs a mediator


Dr. Kim Riddlebarger on the second half of Job 9:

Beginning in 9:25, Job describes his situation as a sign of God’s condemnation. 

He is not a man like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court. If only there were someone to arbitrate between us, to lay his hand upon us both, someone to remove God’s rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more. Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot.

Even if he does as Bildad suggests, and repents, Job knows that he cannot stop God’s will. What Job needs is a mediator, someone to arbitrate his case before the holy God. What Job needs is the intercession of Jesus Christ–something he already has but does not yet understand.