Terror Mediated

”If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together,
someone to remove God’s rod from me,
so that his terror would frighten me no more.” (Job 9:33–34).

In this life we live under the constant barrage of the consequences of sin. The chastisement of sin impinges upon our relationships, our self-image, our physical health and our faith. So we fear God.
Job laments how we need a mediator. Someone to bring us together with God. Someone to remove God’s chastisement from us. We are in terror over this life – if we live without a mediator, an advocate.
Peter tells Cornelius and us that God announced “the good news of [shalom] peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.” (Acts 10:36)  God raised Christ from the dead and appointed him “appointed as judge of the living and the dead.” (Acts 10:42)   1 Timothy 2:5 – “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.” (Gal 3:19-20, Heb 8:6, 9:15, 12:24)
Praise to God that we have Jesus Christ who delivers us from the terror of sin (Isa 53:4-5) and enables us to have access to God and speak without fear (Heb 4:16, Rom 5:2, Eph 3:12, 1 John 4:17).

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