“But the righteous man holds to his way,
and the one with clean hands grows stronger.”
Was Job speaking ironically here, in the midst of his despair? Was he throwing back in the face of friends what they were saying? Or was this statement a glimmer of hope before all hope died?
Job’s friends had good thoughts, but bad application. May we see in Job what God wants: for man to know him. May that truth hold us to our way and cause us to grow stronger.