Kushner did a remarkable overview of the book and I was impacted by his words about Job coming to a deeper understanding about God. Through Job’s grief, Job moves from knowing about God to knowing God.
My ears had heard of You
but now my eyes have seen you.
Kushner compared it to the difference between reading the menu to eating the meal. The menu tells you about the meal, but cannot compare to the reality of tasting the meal. Job knew about God and he knew pretty thoroughly about God. His grief and struggle to understand moves Job from knowing about God to having a relationship with God. He does not have all his questions answered, but Job meets God and that is all that matters.
Reading the Bible is important. It is a good menu describing God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God reveals Himself through the Bible. It cannot compare with having a relationship with God.
So what can you do that Job did to know God?
1. Stay with God through good times and bad times.
2. Talk honestly to God.
3. Listen for His response.
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.