17 Apr Parallels Between Jesus & Job
The one of the most unfortunate righteous man in the Bible, Job, has deep parallels to Jesus Christ. We will list the top parallels between Jesus Christ and Job.
Both men was popular in their prime. Job spoke about his popularity to his friends. People would silently listen to his advice, men would surround him and pay their respects to him (Job 29:21-25). Jesus Christ was also popular. Throughout the four gospels, there are many examples showing the magnitude of Jesus’ popularity. Jesus Christ preached to groups in the thousands (Matthew 14:21, Mark 8:9).
Both men were mocked by a crowd (Job 30:1, Luke 22:63).
3. Spat in the Face
Job told his friends that people do not hesitate to spit in his face (Job 30:10). The high priests spat in Jesus’ face while confronting him (Matthew 26:67).
4. Crying out to God
Both men cried out to God (Job 30:20, Matthew 27:46).
Both men were first wealthy then became poor. Job was one the wealthiest man in the land of Uz (Job 1:3-4). Jesus Christ is god who became flesh (John 1:1 John 6:33). God is the wealthiest being.
6. Don’t Look at Women Lustfully
Job told his friends he has never looked at a woman lustfully (Job 31:1). Jesus Christ mentioned that if you look at a woman lustfully, you’re already committing adultery (Matthew 5:28). This is evident that Jesus has never looked at a woman lustfully.
Both men were blameless in God’s sight (Job 1:1, 1 Peter 1:19).
8. Exalted After Suffering
After Job suffered and prayed for his friends, God exalted him (Job 42:12). After Jesus Christ was crucified for our sins, he was exalted above any other name (Ephesians 1:20-22).
Satan was behind both men’s suffering. He tested both men (Job 1:12, Mark 1:13). Satan used Job’s wife in an attempt to curse God (Job 2:9). Satan used Judas to betray Jesus Christ (Luke 22:3-24).
10. Falsely Accused
Job’s friends falsely accused him of hidden sin (Job 19:1-2). In the trial of Jesus Christ, there were false witnesses against him (Matthew 26:60).
11. God’s Voice
God’s voice was audible to both Job and his friends (Job 38:1, Job 42:7). God’s voice was audible to Jesus and anyone who was around him several times (Matthew 3:17, Mark 9:7, John 12:28-29).
12. God’s Will
Both men suffer for the will of God (Job 2:3, 1 Peter 4:19).