Job 40:15-24

God’s Power Shown in Creatures

15 “Behold now, [d]Behemoth, which I made [e]as well as you;
He eats grass like an ox.
16 “Behold now, his strength in his loins
And his power in the muscles of his belly.
17 “He bends his tail like a cedar;
The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
18 “His bones are tubes of bronze;
His [f]limbs are like bars of iron.

19 “He is the first of the ways of God;
Let his maker bring near his sword.
20 “Surely the mountains bring him food,
And all the beasts of the field play there.
21 “Under the lotus plants he lies down,
In the covert of the reeds and the marsh.
22 “The lotus plants cover him with [g]shade;
The willows of the brook surround him.
23 “If a river [h]rages, he is not alarmed;
He is confident, though the Jordan rushes to his mouth.
24 “Can anyone capture him [i]when he is on watch,
With [j]barbs can anyone pierce his nose?

Here we have one of the few passages in the Bible that talks of dinosaurs, and though that could be a whole long discussion, I want to focus on the animal itself. That is, the description of “behemoth” is somewhat staggering. To think of an animal that could wade through a river at flood stage without fear is quite amazing. God made that, and yet we sell him short so many times. Whether we doubt his power, or we doubt that he cares for us.

The behemoth, largest of all creatures, was well-provided for by God, and yet we are reminded by God “which I made as well as you…” The same God that made such massive and stunning creatures, also made you.

As I write this, the song “Priceless” has come up in my feed. The song says it well, you are “irreplaceable, unmistakable, incomparable… and beautiful. No matter what you’ve heard… you’re worth more than all the money or the diamonds and pearls. This is who you are.”

Don’t sell yourself short, you are no mistake of nature, no happenstance. Did God send his son to rescue the behemoth? Sadly no… But He sent his Son to live and to die for you, so that you might have eternal life. There was no price He would not pay to redeem you, and it cost him the greatest price imaginable to do so. Never take that for granted, embrace your destiny in Him to find your true value and worth.

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