Job Argues His Case
Verses 1-4 – Job was confused, as we are when bad things start to happen. Job felt any argument that he could present was futile before an omniscient and omnipotent God. Job needed a mediator to arbitrate his case. We as believers today have just that–Jesus Christ!
Verse 9 – The Bear, Orion, and Pleiades are constellations.
Verses 10-12 – Job knows that God almighty does things that we as humans don’t even notice. The wonders He does can’t be numbered, so how could he question a God that is far beyond Job’s comprehension? How silly we must all sound when we ask, “God, what are you doing?”
Verses 15, 16 – Job felt like that if he did summon God to court, he wouldn’t be able to answer Him, only ask for mercy.
Verses 20, 21 – Job said even if he was innocent, his own mouth would condemn him. Although Job remained loyal to God, he became frustrated and impatient. Sound familiar? I have been there and done that. We ask, “God why won’t you hurry up and fix this?”
Verses 21-24 Job felt hopeless. Although he was certain of his innocence, he spoke as if God was a tyrant. His thinking now, God does not distinguish between the blameless and the wicked.