That Job was the greatest man of the east was because of his riches. What does the New Testament say about a rich man?
Matthew 19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Luke 12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
James 1:11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Job had a zeal for God, but God said it was without knowledge. What does the new Testament say about that?
John 2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
Romans 10:1-2 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Notice that Paul says his hearts desire is that they might be saved. Job, like Israel, was a servant of God. Job, like Israel, had a zeal for God, but it was without knowledge. If Israel is not saved while in this state, why would Job be saved?
Can you see the connection between Job and Israel. The unsaved Jew of today, who has a zeal for God, and is full of self righteous pride. Job was full of self righteousness. Job said, “My righteous I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.”
What does the New Testament say about ones own righteousness?
Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
God said to Job, “Will you condemn me that you might be righteous?”
According to New Testament standards Job was not saved. Job himself said he was unforgiven. Job said he was without hope. Job said he was without light. Job said he didn’t know who God was, or where to find God. Job was not trusting in God’s righteousness, and in fact Job said God was not just.