My Redeemer Lives

But I know my living Redeemer, and He will stand on the dust at last. Even after my skin has been destroyed, yet I will see God in my flesh. I will see Him myself; my eyes will look at Him, and not as a stranger. My heart longs within me. Job 19:25-27 HCSB

There have been several songs and hymns based on Job 19:25. Both Samuel Medley and Charles Wesley have written versions of “I Know My Redeemer Lives”. Nicole C. Mullen sings a more modern version of “My Redeemer Lives.” These songs reflect the words of Job while facing relentless persecution. He still had great faith in God.

Job faced many difficulties but continued to express his strong faith in the Lord. He affirmed his confidence in God even though he felt that he had been punished by God. In ancient times, the Israelites would be familiar with the concept of the “kinsman redeemer.” A kinsman redeemer was one who would serve as a protector or legal guardian for a close relative who needed it. Job saw God as his protector. Despite numerous challenges, he never abandoned his faith in God.

Challenge: Know that your Redeemer lives. Even when problems come your way, do not allow your faith and confidence in God to wain. Express your confidence in God and His ability to protect you and take care of you at all times. Listen to the song “My Redeemer Lives” by Nicole C. Mullen on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fktj1yOQ2nQ

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