In the midst of his affliction Job made this declaration of faith, “I know my Redeemer lives, and in the end He will rise and take His stand on the earth.”
Job knew that despite all of the suffering and hardship that he was going through, God is a Redeemer and that his hope and trust was in the God who would bring redemption to him and be known to all the world.
Job was able to find a redemptive purpose in his trial even though he didn’t fully understand what was happening and his friends were not able to help him.
The Hebrew verb for to Redeem, "gā’al" means "to regain possession of by payment" or "buy back something that was lost."
God said to the nation of Israel after 400 years of slavery “I will redeem you with an outstretched arm” and He goes on to say “Then I will take you for My people, and I will be your God; and you shall know that I am the Lord your God”
Jesus came to Redeem us from the curse of sin, so that we could be adopted as His children.
What was lost is been restored because Jesus paid the price for our redemption through His blood
“knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ”
Our Redeemer lives and He came to redeem every area of our lives, body, soul and spirit
The author of Psalm 55 writes:
“Evening and morning and at noon
I will pray, and cry aloud,
And He shall hear my voice.
He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me”
God hears our prayer in the midst of our trial, He hears our cry in the midst of the battle and He has a redemptive purpose in everything that happens in our lives and in our world.
May our declaration morning and evening and noon, be like that of Job and the psalmist, “I know that my Redeemer lives” and “I know that He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle that is against me.”