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The Middle Man

March 21, 20129 Comments

Job during his distress said the following to his friends.

“God is not a mortal like me, so I cannot argue with him or take him to trial. If only there were a mediator between us, someone who could bring us together.
The mediator could make God stop beating me, and I would no longer live in terror of his punishment.  Then I could speak to him without fear, but I cannot do that in my own strength.” Job 9:32-35 NLT

Paul wrote this to young Timothy.

“For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Tim 2:5 NLT

Only the prideful argue for their day in court in front of a righteous God.  If meekness can be mistaken for weakness, then we are guilty of mistaking God.  His strength, His might, His splendid glory and brightness of His holiness can’t be seen by any living man.  What is man that God has His set heart on him, but who is the man who thinks he can reason with God and plead His own case?  Not only can we not stand in His presence, we simply couldn’t stand a chance.

The gulf between man and God could not be calculated in measurements of space e.g. miles, kilometers, and yards.  No, the distance was much deeper it was measured in  righteousness, a sin free life, and a perfect sacrifice, of which no man could traverse the chasm.  We needed someone in the middle, to fill the gap, to bring the two together, to plead for us and meet God’s demands.

A mediator does not mediate for one.  Mankind was condemned, shut-in under the law, unable to appease the demands of a righteous God.  Jesus; His life, death and resurrection, pleaded our case and fully appeased God, bringing us back together.  Only Jesus, no other could have done it!  His perfect life and sin free blood was sacrificed, so that He could be our Mediator! Jesus, the Middle Man, reconciling that which otherwise would not be.

In business we cut out the middle man to save some, this Middle Man saved us!  He pleaded our case, when all hope was lost, or rather when He was our only hope. He negotiated for us a new contract; at the sacrifice of His flesh, He secured for us a “New deal”.

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  1. mmm, I never thought about what Job said and linked it to Christ before – thank you 🙂

  2. Noel Williams (prhayz) says:

    Thank God we have a mediator in Jesus Christ, who bargain in good faith on our behalf.

    Thanks for sharing a wonderful post.

    God bless

  3. Judy says:

    Job had some pretty good theology for someone who lived all those years before Christ, didn’t he?

  4. KlarionKall, often times we pray to Jesus but we never realize that He is the mediator pleading to God on our behalf. He stands in the Gap just for us. How awesome to have such a love for us even in our darkest of dark days. Though we don’t deserve it, He continues to love us still. Amen, glory to God.


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