Job clings and defends his innocence. He is a man who has not done anything to receive the punishment, the suffering, and the pain he has experienced. This is all out of line and how can the Lord do such a horrible thing to such a righteous man? Job fights for his day in court and now Job has his day to defend himself before the Lord. Will Job give an adequate defense? Will God concede that something has gone wrong?
Christ tells us not to take an oath, we are not to get vengeance, and we are called to a radical love. If those things are not hard enough we hear that we are supposed to be perfect as our heavenly father is perfect. How can we measure up to this standard? Do we just ignore these commands because they are impossible? Do we strive to keep them in the hopes that God will still accept us? What do we do with these difficult commands?
Job is getting his case ready before the Lord and he will not back down no matter what the counselors say to him. Job is one who feels the weight of this age, the pursuit of the Lord, and majesty of God. He knows that God is majestic and Job breaks forth in a wonderful declaration of the Lord’s majesty. So, why is Job so frustrated?