11 April 2010

A Mediator

There is no arbiter between us
[lit. there is not a man between us to judge/decide]
who might lay his hand on us both.

Let him take his rod away from me,

and let not dread of him terrify me.

Then I would speak without fear of him,

for I am not so in myself.

--Job 9:33-35 (cf. 33:23-24)

There is one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ.
--1 Timothy 2:5

We are not so in ourselves. Without an arbiter, we speak with fear of him; dread of him terrifies us. Without a mediator, his rod is on us. Jesus the mediator lays a hand on both God and us. He takes his nail-scarred hands and clasps together our hand with God's happily outstretched arm.

Praise God.

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