He Saves the Lowly

For when they are humbled you say, ‘It is because of pride’; but he saves the lowly. He delivers even the one who is not innocent, who will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.
Job 22:29–30
He Saves the Lowly
Eliphaz ends his speech once again with Job in a call to repent.  Although God is not punishing Job for sins he committed, but rather to exalt Him in his faith, this is nonetheless a powerful reminder to us all, that repentance is needed on our part. Though we can find fault in Eliphaz’s reasons for Job’s suffering it is hard to argue with him when we are accused of not following God, turning inward and not loving our neighbor.  We must plead guilty in the face of these accusations. It is in this state of contrition and repentance when we see the love of God as He forgives our sins.  The blood of Christ, the way of the cross, has paid the price for our transgressions.  We have been brought out a lowly estate by the love of God to rejoice with the saints in our Savior.  He has rescued us, and we are now freed from the chains of sin, death, and the devil.  Christ’s blood has set us free to now love God and love our neighbor. And with Job we can cry out in triumphant voices, “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth!” (19:25)
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