My Day in Court (Job 9:1-10:22)

We can imagine the frustration that Job feels in the midst of this trial.  His counselors accuse him of sinning, he has been told to repent, and Job has no idea what sinful thing he has done to deserve this trial.  None of the counselors consider that maybe Job’s problem is not directly his sin, but his righteousness.  Job is brought to a breaking point to make explicit that he is really righteous and he wants to appeal to God.  So, when can our righteousness become a problem?  Or is our righteousness never a problem?