Job 23

3 Because we can not see or hear God, we often forget that He is all around us. The Christian has the added advantage of having the Holy Spirit inside him.
4 Life can be exceedingly difficult at times. It is during these times that we cry out to God for help. However, when it seems that our cries are not heard, our despair can turn into anger. Objectively, we know it is foolish to demand God to do something or feel that we could possibly bring God to trial (as if there was a higher authority than Him). Job is so much in despair that he feels he is right and God is wrong about something. It appears that he also feels that he has done so much good that he "deserves" God's healing and protection. He has forgotten that it was his faith and relationship with God that made him happy.
5 This is something we often do when we are angry. We play through arguments in our minds before they take place. We feel we know exactly how the other person will defend himself and will think of arguments to counter them. However, we often find that the arguments do not go as planned because of something we did not consider. Here Job has considered the fact that God is never wrong, nor can he be judged by man.
6 It seems that Job was becoming arrogant with what he felt was an unassailable case. God might ignore him, but Job would make sure that God knew that He had "met his match" in the area of reasoning. It is sad and frightening to see such a man of God fall to this level.
7 It seemed to Job that any righteous person could argue on Job's behalf to free him from this unjust punishment. Job did not realize that this was not punishment, but a test. He also speaks of God as the "Judge" from which one wants to escape. That is definitely not the case. On Judgement Day, we want to be on His side. Job also could not see that his affliction came from Satan, not from God.
8 God is invisible to us. Note, however, that before these disasters, Job had no problems praying to God. Only now that Job is frustrated with his circumstances does this characteristic of God concern him.
10 Indeed, God knows every deed and thought of every person. However, Job is speaking as if his own works will justify him. He is forgetting that he is to depend on God for salvation, not his works. Works can be a reflection of our relationship with God, but can also be done out of self-righteousness.
12 What Job is saying here is good. Every person should treasure the words of God and follow His commands. However, the words ring hollow because we have just seen Job in an outburst of pride. He may not have broken a command, but he has lost perspective in his relationship with God.