Job was a type of Christ. He therefore gives us a means of seeing Christ more clearly.
Job was righteous man, blessed by God. He was struck down with calamity for no apparent reason. In fact, there was no earthly reason for Job to have suffered his difficult fate. The reason for his trial was decided in heaven. In the end, Job remained faithful and passed the test. He was rewarded by God who restored to him all that had been lost…and more.
Jesus was a righteous man, blessed by God. He was crucified for no sin of His own. In fact, there was no reason on earth for Jesus to have suffered this terrible fate. The reason for the crucifixion, of course, was decided in heaven – to save us from our sins. Jesus remained faithful to the end and thus passed the test. He was raised from the dead, never to die again. His reward was the human race: the pearl of great price He had been after all along.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.