The Word for today:
Job 9:25 — 10:22

mark this: Job 9:32–
For He is not a man, as I am, that I may answer Him, and that we should go to court together.

Sometimes we picture Judgment Day as the day when we shall stand before God to plead our case. This is a misleading picture. That we will stand before God is true. But we will not speak (1). The truth of Jesus’ sacrifice, when he took our place on the cross, will be the only “voice” at Judgment:
The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground (2).

By this “voice,” God will determine whether or not we placed our trust in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins.

If you are God’s child through faith in Jesus Christ, then your brother’s blood cries out to God. But if you have not taken your sins to the cross of Christ, there will be heard no voice–neither God’s voice nor your voice nor the voice of your Brother’s blood–to plead your case:
He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life (3).

The blood of Christ will speak forgiveness, or no forgiveness will be spoken at all.


(1) See Matthew 22:1-12, a picture of Judgment. The symbol of the “wedding garment” is used to depict the righteousness of God, imparted to those who trust in the blood of Christ for forgiveness of sins. Note especially “speechless” in 22:12. (2) Genesis 4:10; (3) 1 John 5:12

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Trying to be who God made me, I am wary of my influences. I avoid the culture that surrounds me, for the most part. I soaked up that crap for 40 years. I am trying to replace the word of the world with the unvarnished Word of God.** I like people, but I like solitude just as much. Go figure.** I adore Jesus Christ. I am flipped-out, flamingly and fervently in love with Him. I count it a privilege to draw breath in His universe. All my springs are in Him.** I am crazy about my wife, Shelley. She outshines the sun. I can't help it if I'm lucky.** My heroes are my kids--Caitlin, Gwenlyn, Frankie, & Eddy. I aspire to be like them when I grow up.
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