Daily Bible Reading: Job 23 – 25
Verse of the Day: Job 25:4 – “How then can man be just with God? Or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?”
Bildad, our legalist, asks an important question. And, if we answer the question honestly, we have to state that no one can be considered just before God. We are all born into this world as sinners, and as such we cannot be declared clean before God.
It is not until Jesus Christ came into this world was anyone born pure and stayed pure. Because He was both 100% God and 100% human (called the Hypostatic Union by theologians), Jesus started and stayed sinless. And as such He is able to be our substitute before the judgment of God.
I am not pure and sinless – yet through the acceptance of the free gift of Jesus, God sees me as sinless and pure.
Prayer: Jesus, born of a woman and the Holy Spirit, I thank You that You are my substitute before the Father. Amen.