“Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!” —Job 40:2

Then the Lord spoke — “Would you condemn me to justify yourself? —Job 40:6, 8

How often do people “condemn” God “to justify” themselves? One day people that accuse God will answer to Him. People say, “Well, if God was a good God He would not let such and such happen.” They accuse God of wrong-doing and of not being good. Yes, they will answer to Him one day whether they think they will or not.

Too many people think they are just and right in their own eyes, but God says, ““There is no one righteous, not even one… there is no one who does good, not even one” (Romans 3:10, 12). “A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart” (Proverbs 21:2). “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice” (Proverbs 12:15).

“Jesus answered. ‘No one is good–except God alone’” (Luke 18:19). Only God is good. He alone does right all the time. We live in a fallen word where sin affects everything. So many people think they are good, but all have broken the law of God and it does not take long in talking to people to see that this is true. Every person has lied. That makes them a breaker of God’s perfect law— “You shall not give false testimony” (Exodus 20:16, Matthew 19:18). James 2:10 tells us “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.” We are guilty of breaking God’s law and the penalty is eternal death in hell. But Jesus paid our sin debt at the cross and whoever calls on His name will have His righteousness applied to their account.

Have you called on His Name? If so, praise His Wonderful Name for what He has done in your life and is doing in your life and will do in your life! If you are not willing to call on His Name you will typically be an accuser of God in doing wrong to justify yourself. I urge you to turn from your own ways and follow Him. Yes, death will come to us all and then we will give an account to God whether we think we will or not!

Dear Father I thank You that You can be fully trusted. You are the only one that can be fully trusted. I am grateful for what You have done, are doing and will do in my life through the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. May I be faithful.

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