As ever my bible in a year programme has served me well. I read this morning Job 9 where Job is answering his friends and voicing his desire to argue his case before God. However, he is keenly aware that God it too holy for him so he says "If only there was someone to arbitrate between us ... someone to remove God's rod from me ... then I would speak up without fear of him.' v32-35
Job is looking for someone to testify to his innocnce before a Holy God.
Job had a man in mind. The bible has a God-man in mind, Jesus. And how much more is Jesus than Job's hoped for mediator. Jesus is not just a qualified mediator but he is our redeemer and has become our righteousness. He is not just a man of wise words to represent us but a God-man whose blood has bought us life.
Spurgeon put it like this: "Jesus received sinners so that He might pardon their sins, justify their persons, cleanse theirs hearts by His purifying Word, preserve their souls by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and enable them to serve Him, to show forth his praise and to have communion with Him".
So much more than Job could have dreamed of!