Job expected, in a future time, after his dissolution – after his already failing skin has been destroyed – when in the flesh, for himself, and with his own eyes, he should see God.  The expressions are strong and repeated.  He does not speak the language of hesitation and doubt – no “maybe” or “hope so” – but of confidence and certainty.  It, likewise, appears that he placed his ultimate happiness on seeing God.  His words are not very different from those of the apostle: “when He shall appear, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”  To behold the glory of God as our Redeemer, to be in a state of favor and communion with Him and, according to the utmost capacity of our nature, to be conformed to Him in holiness and love, is that felicity – that pleasure – which God has promised and to which all His servants aspire. – John Newton (1725-1807)


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