“Though I were innocent, I would not answer him, I would only plead with my judge for mercy.” (Job 9
Here is the exclamation of a man astounded as he realizes he is in no position to influence God or to bring him round to his view of what is just or unfair in the world. In every aspect of his existence, Job knows that he is not God’s equal. It is his place to wait on God. I have no claim on God either. In all aspects of my life, I depend on God’s generosity and kindness. Among all the graces from his supply, mercy is most abundant—and most needed.