Original post July 10, 2019. In the John Wayne classic “True Grit,” the villain Ned Pepper is asked if he needs a good lawyer. He replies that he needs a good judge. In Jesus Christ we have a good arbitrator.
My Musings – Arbitrate: to settle (a dispute between two people or groups) after hearing the arguments and opinions of both.
Some say that Job is the oldest book in the Bible, in which case Job is “unwittingly” making the earliest prophecy about the coming Messiah.
If you browse the internet, you’ll find various opinions on what makes a good arbitrator. Among them are competence, character, courage, commitment, compassion. I would add at least one more: an intimate knowledge of both parties in the dispute. Ever wonder why God became man though His Son Jesus Christ? While this is undoubtedly a multi-dimensional question, perhaps this was one of the reasons.
Christ already had the divine perspective. For He “is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being (Hebrews 1:3, NIV 1984).” When He became man, He acquired the human perspective. “For we do not…
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