We do well to take Job seriously, amid his pitfalls and detours and false starts. Job, as adduced.
For this reason take him seriously. With many a reservation and second thought and third on the part of the Deity, with verbal thumps for presumption and importunity, for trespass and transgression - God takes Job seriously.
For this reason he merits reward; for abiding faithful in pain, for showing forth the full and awful range of human undergoing, for enduring reproof and insult, for being confessedly flawed and importunate, for wondering and wanting, for going too far, for stopping short - behold Job the human. God takes him seriously.
Daniel Berrigan, Job: And Death No Dominion