Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,
Shall a multitude of words go unanswered, and a talkative man be acquitted?
Shall your boasts silence men?
And shall you scoff and none rebuke?
For you have said, ‘My teaching is pure, and I am innocent in your eyes.’
But would that God might speak, and open His lips against you, and show you the secrets of wisdom!
For sound wisdom has two sides.
Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity. Job 11:1-6
Job’s friend Zophar replies and shares a godly rebuke. His answer reminds Job to trust in God and that God knows more than we do. I love how Zophar points out that God forgets a part of our iniquity. God’s grace is dispensed often without our knowledge. In essence, Zophar is giving a defense for God. Its a pretty powerful defense. Eventually God will speak for Himself.
I am with Zophar, in that, if God opens His lips against me, I am done! I will choose the grace of God and not try to stand on my own merit.
Oh God I thank you that you willfully forget part of my iniquity. I pray that I might walk today in a way that pleases You. God, please answer my biggest prayers and use me to be the answer to others’ prayers.