Monday Morning Encouragement -- My Redeemer Lives


"As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,

And at the last He will take His stand on the earth. 

Even after my skin is destroyed,

Yet from my flesh I shall see God;"

Job 19:25-26

Here Job tells his friends of the hope he has in his "Redeemer". In the original Hebrew the word for "Redeemer" is "Goel".  A Goel frees someone by either of two particular methods: the Goel may pay a debt for that person, or the Goel may fight to free the person. 

This is the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. He has redeemed us from the curse of sin and death. Just as He conquered death to rise again, so through Him we have victory over death. For us, death does not have the final word. We will pass from this life into the next, and see the One who paid our debt -- who sacrificed everything to bring us to Himself. And forever we will live with Him!

"It seems that Job found consolation not only in the fact that he had a Goel, a Redeemer, but that this Redeemer liveth. He does not say, 'I know that my Goel shall live, but that He lives,'—having a clear view of the self-existence of the Lord Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever." (Charles Spurgeon)

Today's music video Redeemer by Nicole C. Mullins is one of my favorites. I hope you will enjoy it, too.

I love you, I'm thinking of you, and I'm praying for you.


  1. Beautiful post. I love that scripture. My ladies' bible study is on the last chapter in Job -

  2. Jesus Christ did both. He paid my debt and He fights for me.

  3. Hi Nancy, Redeemer is one of my favorite songs ever. I remember the first time I heard Nicole C. Mullen sing it. I got chills. I just love it. I have told my husband and children; I want that song and Give Me Jesus (the Fernando Ortega version) sung at my funeral. I also want a decorated Christmas tree and bubbles. You know, you dip the plastic wand in the soap solution and blow bubbles? I was a home daycare provider for 16 years and we have lots of grandchildren. Some are even related to us. :) Everybody at my funeral gets a little container of bubbles. This event is not scheduled, mind you. I'm just saying, "someday, when the time comes". Not very warm here yet. 45 today with lots of rain. Did I tell you were redid our master bath? I guess if yes, I'm going to tell you again. I cannot believe the cost of things. Obviously, we don't paint often, or I would have known that a gallon of paint is $93. Yikes. We had to get the big, giant tub out though. I feel much safer now. Mother's Day was quiet. Our son that lives locally asked what I wanted for Mother's Day. I said, "acts of service". He put together two rolling carts that I bought for extra storage items in the updated bathroom. Way better than another pair of earrings. Our daughter that lives locally always gets us 2 Fushia hanging baskets for our front porch for Mother's Day. A really loud, chaotic phone call from the daughter that lives far away. They have 4 girls. Little league has started so we are at the ball field for part of each weekend. Life is grand. Take care. Sandy


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