‘Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker? Job 4:17
As we continue to work through the book of Job, we see Job is in a very bad state of mind right now. He is under attack by Satan losing his family, possessions, and even his health. Job gets to a point where he says “Why didn’t I just die at birth (Job 3:11) Job is really as low as you can get, I’m sure there are many of us who can relate. There probably has been times when we struggled to find the meaning of life.
But then God answered Job “”Then a spirit passed by my face; The hair of my flesh bristled up. (Job 4:15) Job felt the presence of God with him face to face. Job probably feeling like God had abandoned him, soon realized that God is with him. Then God asked Job “Can mankind be just before God?”
Many people were telling Job his was being punished for his sins, but Job insisted that he was still righteous with God. Although Job was correct, he wasn’t being punished for sins, God wanted him to understand that “We are all sinners and could never be justified by ourselves before our Heavenly Father.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God Romans 3:23
However by the blood of Jesus Christ, we can be made pure to stand before God. Because of what Christ did for us on the cross, our sins can be washed white as snow. Without the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we would never be able to stand before our Maker. Even though we were still sinners Christ died for us in Jesus Name Amen!