The book of Job opens with fathers and sons in the family of Job, and this theme continues through the rest of the book. The father-son relationship is unique for its joys and challenges, and notorious when it goes sour. Famous duos would include Noah and Ham, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, David and Absalom, Laius and Oedipus, even Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The relationship holds within its furnace the capacity for both tremendous blessing and horrific cursing. This volatility is tied to the fact that foundational to all human relationships is the relationship of the eternal Father and the eternal Son bound together in the love and fellowship of the eternal Spirit. This Trinitarian life is life itself, and therefore when it is bestowed in human relationships, it is all glorious and noble and wonderful. When sin and folly abound, however, the explosions and pain are always devastating.
– Job Through New Eyes: A Son for Glory, 33-34.