From Hearing to Seeing
I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye seeth thee.
Job was a good man already. He feared God and eschewed evil, and God called him “my servant Job” and said of him, “There is none like him in the earth.” Job had heard and had believed. That is good enough to start with. “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Moreover, Job had lived an exemplary life.
But, like many who have come that far, he needed to see God, not in a vision or manifestation to the sense but in a personal, overwhelming, humbling, pride-shattering consciousness of the very presence of God Himself.
Through the ages, such an experience, though wide and diverse in its patterns, has marked the men God has used most. Too many have heard and believed and lived but have not seen. God brings us to where we can say, “But now mine eye seeth thee!””