Today’s passage: Job 41
- The chapter break from 40 to 41 divides two illustrations concerning two creatures, which both make the same point.
- God speaks of the vast power of the behemoth (The massive land beast) in the end of 40, and the Leviathan (A sea creature) in chapter 41.
- Both animals are mentioned to exemplify God’s ability to govern things beyond man’s control.
- The Leviathan is obviously an animal we do not see around today! Some have tried to suggest it is a crocodile (But that idea seems to fall way short of this description).
Questions to consider:
- What is the point of describing this creature? What is God asking Job to consider?
- How do verses 10-11 help us to answer this? What is the answer to what God asks in these verses? Who can stand before the God who made, owns and controls such creatures (And everything else under heaven)?
- Where does man stand in relation to God? Are we peers? Do we brainstorm what is best together as a team? Does He learn things from our intellectual accomplishments? Does He bow to our will? What is our responsibility before Him and why does that necessarily point us to our need for Christ?