"But He knows every detail of what is happening to me,
and when He has examined me,
He will pronounce me completely innocent---
as pure as solid gold!"
~ Job 23:10 LAB
Bible Commentary: (Job was responding to Elphaz who was saying Job's troubles were of his own causing) "We are always likely to have hidden sin in our lives; sin we don't even know about especially when God's standards are so high and our performance so imperfect. If we are true believers, all of our sins are forgiven because of what Christ did on the cross in our behalf. The Bible also teaches that even if our mind should condemn us, God is greater than our mind. His forgiveness and cleansing are sufficient; they overrule our mind's nagging doubts. The Holy Spirit in us is our proof that we are innocent in God's eyes even though we may FEEL guilty. If we, like Job, are truly seeking God, we can stand up to the accusations of others as well as our own nagging doubts. If God has forgiven and accepted us, we are forgiven indeed."