“O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest! 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.”
The book of Job is said to be sandwiched (historically speaking) inside the book of Genesis. This text is yet another evidence that Jesus Christ has always been the object of trust for the people of God.
(questions for the kids)
1. Can you think of anyone else Job might be speaking about who would intercede for Job?
- Jesus is said to be “the friend of sinners.” Do you think of him as your friend?