Vs. 5, “I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity.” Job would not relent in admitting he had done something horrible to bring on God’s wrath. He was making his stance in the the courtroom of God and his three friends were his accusers. He would not admit doing something he hadn’t done and neither would we. God had declared Job’s righteousness, but He still hadn’t responded yet. Job turns to those who accused him and calls for justice and shares what will happen to those who are wicked. It’s almost like Job was saying, “You better be careful about taking the speck out of my eye when you have a log in yours.”
Regarding application…Seeking Justice. Vs. 6, “I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity.” There is a good lesson in this and a bad lesson. The good part is that we see Job’s persistence and desire not to give up. He sought justice and God would soon respond to Job. On the other hand…we see a very proud man. As wrong as Job’s three friends were…I don’t believe they had evil intentions. They were as stumped as any of us would have been if we were with Job. Surely, such tragedy had to be the hand of God (and ironically, it was…but not because of his evil ways, quite the opposite). While Job didn’t committ any secret sin, he still is as guitly as any of us in the courtroom of God. We are all sinners! Let us approach the Lord with humility as we seek God’s justice both for the righteous and the wicked.