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Our Accuser's Case Is With God, Not Man

John Collins06/29/2012
After Eliphaz had accused Job of not fearing God, Job answered in Job 16.

He asked them if their "windy words" had any end, and what provoked them to ramble on about such things.  Were he in their shoes, Job could also join words together to speak against them and shake his head in shame at them.

Job said that surely God had worn him out and made all of his companions turn against him.  He said that God had shriveled him up in such a way that even the leanness of his body spoke against him, testifying from his own face.  Job felt that God had given him over to his adversaries.

He told them that God had given him up to the ungodly and was now placed into the hands of the wicked.  He was at peace and God had torn that peace apart.

But through it all, Job remembered God.  He did not forget who was the almighty, powerful, wonderful God.  Job said that his witness is in heaven.  The One that testified for him was on High.

He said that though his friends scorned him, his eyes poured out tears to God.  His friends were arguing the case of a man with God.

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  When we are tried and tested by God, who's Word do we hold onto?  The Word of God or the words of man?  When God turns us over to our accusers to be tested, do we give in or do we take our stand for Christ?  Do we remember the almighty powerful God, our witness in heaven?  Do we remember that Christ will stand before us in the day of Judgement, as an interceder for our sins?  Have we put our sins under the blood so that our accusers now argue their cases with God instead of us?