I just finished reading the book of Job and it struck me why he was such a man of God. Even in talking with his friends, he usually ended up communicating with God, even in his complaining.
Job has a real relationship with Him. His friends knew about God, but not one of them talked to Him or even prayed for Job. They knew second-hand about God’s Holiness and Purity, but had no clue about His Mercy and Grace!
The trial of losing his children and then his health was bitter… very bitter. Job is stretched to his limit in grief and pain. But you know what, I bet you he would not trade that experience for the world.
Job gained a deeper knowledge of His Creator. As he said, he didn’t understand things too wonderful for him, which he did not know. By the way, God restored Job’s health and life.
It says in Scripture to humble ourselves before God and He will lift us up. Job is a good example of this!