Job pleads that God knows that he has not been idle to do justice and perform mercy. He further calls for attention to his lack of self-evaluation. He is certain that he is not depending on his works. He is not kissing his hand.
Strutting and boasting about our performance is always a bad way to conduct God’s business. Hear what Yeshua says about our approach.
So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty. Luke 17:10
An impressive lifestyle is not salvation. Beware!
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was like a robe and a turban. I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame. Job 29:14-15
Let us not be caught kissing our hand.