Job is not happy with how the Lord has treated him. You would think that Job would be rather content considering that the Lord has blessed him, and allowed him to enjoy a great life. However, now we hear why Job is so upset as he even uses the counselors own words to describe his suffering. Why would Job be so upset if he is merely using the counselors own words to describe his suffering?
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?
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?