Righteous in His Own Eyes

Job spoke to his friends of what he had been to others before his suffering. He began,
“When I went out to the gate by the city,
When I took my seat in the open square…”
(Job 29:7)
Then he listed ways in which he helped people and how people responded to him (Job 29:8-17). To us who were not present for the debate with his friends, what he said gives us insight to the generous person he was, and how people respected him. However, to his friends and a young man who was listening and to God, Job appeared as self-righteous.
What view do you have of people and why do you have that view?

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