Our Someone

If only there were someone to arbitrate between us, to lay his hand upon us both, someone to remove God’s rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more. Job 9:33-34 

For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men—the testimony given in its proper time. 1 Timothy 2:5-6 

Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant. Hebrews 9:15 

What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death (this misery of the soul arising from sin)? Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! Romans 7:24-25 

Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend. Job 16:19-21 

… I have called you friends … John 15:15 

Image, Detail of photo by Jack Bair

Author: wrestlingwordblog

I am a retired librarian and emeriti from Western Michigan University. I am married with three grown children and three grandchildren. I love digging for treasure in the Word.

6 thoughts on “Our Someone”

  1. I had never noticed that before: “My intercessor is my friend” (Job 16:21a). What glorious truth! We are not represented before Almighty God by an impersonal intermediary just doing his job. NO! He intercedes as our caring and compassionate friend. Hallelujah and thank you, Sheila!

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