For I know that my Redeemer lives and He will stand upon the earth at last.
During the time of the life of Job, which is thought to be between 1800 and 2000 BC, it was known – that a Redeemer would redeem the people from their sins. From the beginning of time the prophets spoke of this one, this Redeemer. This passage says my Redeemer lives instead of past tense that He lived or future that He shall live. This speaks of Jesus who is from everlasting to everlasting. With all the trials that happened to Job, his faith was not shaken and his belief in his Redeemer was still strong. At that point in time Israel didn’t have a developed doctrine of “the resurrection”. Even though Job felt at the time that God was against him, he believed that someday he would see God and that in the end God would be on his side. And even today, some 4,000 years later we sing – “My Redeemer Lives”.