January 24, Reading 2 – Job 40, 41


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SAA Notes

The Lord humbles Job using two examples of huge animals – both land and sea. Behemoth and Leviathan sound like dinosaurs on a straight reading. No hippo or crocodile matches this description. Nature humbles us when we experience its force and might.

SJA Notes

* Holy and Righteous One, You tell us to lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven, because where our treasure is so our heart is also – Please help us today to lay up treasure in heaven.

“Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.”

God speaks again, there is a cycle here, a repetition in the opening phrases/intent.

Job argued his case to God, and God called on him to gird up his loins – To put his big boy pants on, get ready for God’s response as He speaks from the whirlwind.

If the first portion of God’s answer shows us the reality of who He is, the heavenly Creator and Sustainer perspective – How much further does this second portion!

We see the folly of man putting ourselves in the place of God,

“Have you an arm like God, and can you thunder with a voice like his?”

More. God has put within creation itself great lessons of humility.

Look at the two creatures, created by God – Behemoth and Leviathan.

They laugh at man.

Let us get our perspective right!

Job’s response show the change (in his perspective),

“Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you?”

May the Lord teach us this humility, this right-thinking, right-sight, right-viewpoint.

* Almighty God,

You are the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-seeing, all-everywhere God – We praise You!

Please help us wrestle with our own pride, and to come to a right and true understanding of our place in this world.

That we find our identity grounded in You, in what You have done for us, in what You have given and what You have promised.


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