“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You.” Job 42:5
God answers Job out of a whirlwind. Whether or not Job actually saw a figure of God is unclear to me.
As God spoke to Job, He never reveals to him why all of this happened. God does not tell Job about Satan’s challenge.
Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar boldly say Job has sinned and, therefore, God was punishing him.
Think about how arrogant and prideful it is for us to prescribe to know why someone goes through harsh trials and tribulations.
Job never accuses God. He does not “curse God and die” as his wife suggested, but Job does question God about why this is happening.
Remember, Job is a righteous and faithful believer who even sacrificed for his own children in case they did not repent of some sin.
In talking with Job, God does not explain Himself. He asks Job to explain his self –Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me. Job 38:3
Job is told things he did not know and questioned about things he cannot answer.
Job gains some understanding about the majesty of God and the humble place of man.
Job had his eyes opened.
Now back to today’s scripture.
It is one thing to hear about God. Anyone can sit in church or read the Bible. However, it is quite different to have your eyes opened and “see” God, that is, to understand His word.
Saul (Paul) was such a man who “heard God” as he read and studied the Torah. Yet, in reading and study or his persecution of Christians, he never saw God.
When Ananias laid hands on him and prayed, immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales. Acts 9:18
Although the wording is quite literal, it contains a spiritual truth. When you understand that verse of scripture, when you gain knowledge about God, or when you have an “Aha” moment, that’s when you “see” God.