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I Know That My Redeemer Lives

November 2, 2017


I Know That My Redeemer Lives

We all have troubles  most every day.     Some of our troubles last  for days,  months,  years.     There seems  to be no end  to them  —  especially the big ones.

The man named Job  was righteous,  blameless  and God-fearing.     All of his goodness  did not keep him  from being struck  with all sorts  of troubles.     In one day,  his servants were killed,  his oxen,  donkeys,  sheep,  and camels were stolen  and killed,  and  all his children  were killed.     Shortly thereafter,  Job was struck  with boils  from head to foot.    His misery  and pain  were extreme.

As Job prayed  for relief,  his friends claimed  that all this was happening to him  because he did something evil  and would not repent.     Job knew  that was not true.     He made sacrifices  and prayers  of repentance  every day.

As Job and his friends talked  about the reason  behind all  of his troubles,  Job would acknowledge  God’s sovereignty  and also wish  for relief,  based on the fact  that he trusted God  and had always lived  to please God  as best anyone could.    Then  in Job 19:25,  Job made a statement  that we need  to remember  in all of our troubles.     He said,

And as for me,  I know  that my Redeemer lives,
And at the last  He will take His stand  on the earth.

In spite  of all  of our anguish  and troubles,  our Redeemer does live.      And “at the last”  our Redeemer  “will take His stand  on the earth”.     God allows us  to go through  all sorts of troubles  on earth,  but in the end,  He will be  the final Judge  of all.

In the end  we will find out  how God was using  all those troubles  to refine us  as pure gold  is refined.      In the end,  our reward  will be so much greater  than ever imagined.      Awesomely,  our love  for God  will be enriched.     Our faith will be sure  and strong.     Our hopes  of eternal life  will come true  and will be  so much more glorious  than anything we can conceive of.

In other words,  the “riches”  in faith,  hope,  and love  that we will receive  for knowing  that our Redeemer does indeed live  will be so much greater  than anyone can think of,  that our present troubles  will be awfully small  in comparison.

With Job’s experience,  God wants  to teach us  to trust  in His righteousness,  justice,  mercy,  and truth.      No matter what we experience  in this world,  we need  to cling  to the truths  about our LORD.     When the world tries to claim  God does not love us  because we’re experiencing  so many troubles,  we need  to hold onto the fact  that our Redeemer lives.

Our Redeemer will,  at the last,  richly reward us  for honoring Him  with our whole lives  —  even in the midst  of our troubles.

Looking at all that God is  and has done  for us  in Christ Jesus,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Redeemer lives  and has won the victory  for me.”



A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.



The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4


Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13


O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3




Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12








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