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Types of Christ in the Old Testament

Job as a Type of Christ

Job, suffered the most profound grief of soul. He saw nothing but a miserable death before him. he was robbed of all human consolation, fell down on the ground, praying and humbly resigning himself to God’s will. In this, Job is a type of our Lord Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Four-fold Character of Job

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. (KJV)

Job 2:3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. (KJV)

1. Perfect. Translated perfect (Job 1:1,8; 2:3; 8:20; 9:20-22; Psalm 37:37; 64:4); plain (Gen.25:27); upright (Pro.29:10); and undefiled (Song 5:2; Song 6:9). Job was not only upright as a chief among his people, but pious toward God. He was kind to his family, and he was just to his neighbors and benevolent to the poor. The word perfect describing him means sincerity, free from all guile and evil intention toward anyone. He did not lack in outward life, conduct, or religion. Perfect does not mean sinless perfection because Job was human with the usual shortcomings that show up under pressure in human life.

2. Upright. Means to be straight. It is translated upright (Job 1:1,8; 2:3; 8:6; 17:8; 1 Sam. 29:6; 2 Chron. 29:34; Psalm 7:10; 11:2,7; 25:8; 32:11; 33:1; 37:14,37; Pro. 11:3). Right (Ex.15:26; Deut. 6:18; 12:8). Righteous (Job 4:7; 23:7). Meet, fit (2 Kings 10:3; Jer.26:14). Just (Pro. 29:10). Straight (Jer.31:9; Eze.1:7,23). Convenient (Jer.40:4-5). And equity (Micah 3:9).

3. Feared God. Means to o reverence; be afraid of; to have deep respect for (Job 1:1; Ex.9:20; 1 Kings 18:3; 2 Kings 17:32-34,41). True religion in Scripture is often represented as the fear of God (Pro. 1:7,29; 2:5; 8:13; 14:26-27; Isa.11:2; Acts 9:31). Proverbs 14:26-27 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. [27] The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. (KJV)

4. Eschewed evil. Means to turn off; decline; depart from; lay away; leave undone; be past; pluck away; put down; rebel against; remove; be sour against; withdraw (Job 1:1,8; 2:3;1 Peter 3:11). 1 Peter 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. (KJV) . . . Job never lost his patience. James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. (KJV)

Lost his property. Job 1:13-17. Jesus lost His status in Heaven while on Earth.
Lost his children. Job 1:18-19. His people forsook Him (John 1:11)
Lost his health. Job 2:7-9. Jesus was beaten unmercifully (Psalm 22:17)
Received no sympathy. Job 16:1-3. Jesus received no sympathy (Psalm 69:8)
Lost his friends. Job 30:1-10. Jesus friends gone (Psalm 69:8)
Was victorious in the end. Job 19:1-27. Jesus victorious (John 16:33)
Received deliverance. Job 42:10. Jesus received deliverance (Psalm 18:17; 86:13)
All his blessings were restored. Job 42:11,13. All Jesus blessings to be restored. (John 13:3; Rom.9:5; 1 Cor.15:25; Eph.1:22; Phil.2:10; Heb.1:8; 1 Pet.3:22)

Job was a type of Christ.

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Types of Christ, Joseph

Types of Christ, Melchezidek

Types of Christ, Moses

Types of Christ, the Pillar of Cloud and Fire

Types of Christ, Samson

Types of Christ, the Rock

Types of Christ, the Brazen Serpent

Types of Christ, the Exodus

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