Reading Plan: Job 7-9; Psalm 38
Focus Scripture: Job 9:33-34
Job is answering one of his friends, Bildad, who essentially argued that Job just needed to be faithful to God and God would give him back everything he lost and more. (Ironically, this is often the lesson that many people think the Book of Job teaches. But as we will see later in the book, that is NOT the point.) Job decries that there is no way he can defend himself, even if he has a defense. Because God is, well, God, Job does not have the ability to challenge God's justice.
So Job asks for a mediator, one who will bring Job and God together so that God will not terrify Job.
As Christians we believe that Job's plea has indeed been answered, Jesus is that person for us who reconciles us to God, who acts as mediator.