Today’s reading Job 8-11

Job 9:20 If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: If I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.

We want to defend ourselves and our actions. We can also see the fault in the other person. We know what they did wrong but have a hard time admitting what we did wrong.

The truth that Job knew was that if he tried to defend himself he would only look worse. It is like people see the worse the more you try to portray the best.

It is not mine to defend myself but His to do the work in me. He is the one that saves me and justifies me. He made me who I am. He justifies though I am a failure. My best answer is to trust that He will defend me when I need defending.