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Being Right Can Be Wrong

Good Morning! Welcome to Day Thirty-Three! A lot of the arguments in this life are about being right. But being right is not the goal. Being righteous is.

 Bible Reading: Job 9-10

Verse of the day is: Job 9:2, “Truly I know that it is so: But how can a man be in the right before God?” Word of the day is: Right. It is the Hebrew word: צָדַק (tsaw-dak’).     

This word means: to be just, be righteous, to be put or made right, be justified, to have a just cause, be in the right.

Being Right Before God

Job is replying to Bildad in agreement but asks a question that points to our Redeemer. “How can a man be in the right before God?” THE NIV says how can a man “prove their innocence before God”?

Job’s focus is on his innocence, and this is the trap we can all fall into – why do bad things happen to seemingly “good” people? There is no defense that we can give before a Holy God.

But look a little further into chapter 9 and we see that Job’s questions are leading to the need for a solution, a Mediator between man and God:

“He is not a mere mortal like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court.

33 If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together.”

Job’s idea of confronting God to prove oneself as being right is how our society treats God when life seems unfair. Being right can be wrong when we think we are above God.

But there is a mediation God brought, nonetheless. Not a place for us to accuse Him, but for Him to excuse us. Christ made us right when we were completely dead in our sins.

Ponder Your Position Before the Lord

Is there something you have against God? If we are honest, we have all likely not understood the hand of God when life has been hard. But we have a Mediator who has made us right before God.


  • Pray and ask God to forgive you for when you have blamed Him.
  • Ask God for understanding and praise Him in the storms of this life. You just might discover a gift in that storm.

Go with God and His precious word, friends! Join us tomorrow in the book of Matthew!

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