Our Perfect King image

Last time we looked at the second chapter of Luke’s gospel where the angel Gabriel tells Mary that she will conceive in her womb and bear a son (Luke 2:31). But what we didn’t look at was the second half of Gabriel’s message to Mary where he declares that Jesus will also be king:

“He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end” (Luke 2:32-33).

Our Perfect Priest image

Previously, we looked at Job chapter nine in which Job asked the question: “But how can a man be in the right before God?” (Job 9:2b). At the end of the chapter, Job reaches this conclusion to his question:

“For he is not a man, as I am, that I might answer him, that we should come to trial together. There is no arbiter between us, who might lay his hand on us both.” (Job 9:32-33)

Our Perfect Redeemer image

At the end of the eighth chapter of the book of Job, Bildad attempts to offer the suffering servant of God some hope: “Behold, God will not reject a blameless man, nor take the hand of evildoers” (Job 8:20). Bildad was suggesting that Job could take steps to become blameless before God, but Job refuted Bildad’s theology with a very important question:

“But how can a man be in the right before God?” (Job 9:2b)