GOD’S WORD FOR MAY 9
GOD’S WORD FOR MAY 9 ~ ~ Job 40:15-24 ~ ~ “ “Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox. What strength it has in its loins, what power in the muscles of its belly! Its tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of its thighs are close-knit. Its bones are tubes of bronze, its limbs like rods of iron. It ranks first among the works of God, yet its Maker can approach it with his sword. The hills bring it their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby. Under the lotus plants it lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh. The lotuses conceal it in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround it. A raging river does not alarm it; it is secure, though the Jordan should surge against its mouth. Can anyone capture it by the eyes, or trap it and pierce its nose?”
We’ve all heard it from the great “scholars” of the world. “dinosaurs lived one to four million years ago, and were killed during the ice age.”
There is only One who is alive today to have actually seen dinosaurs—The Creator God! He created them, He looked after them, and, ultimately, He wrote about them for us. They were here in Job’s day, which was only about 3000 years ago. They were created on the very same day. The earth was relatively young then. So dinosaurs lived about 3,000 years ago, not hundreds of millions of years ago!
The dinosaurs didn’t die from any ice age, either. Fossil Evidence clearly shows that they died right after the flood, having traveled too far north from the landing of the ark on the mountaintop.
“Job and his contemporaries lived at the same time as dinosaurs roamed the earth. When we read the key verse above carefully, we can see that this Behemoth that God is describing fits the description of what we refer to today as a brachiosaurus (another member of the sauropod classification of dinosaurs). These were huge, plant eating dinosaurs with long tails tapered like a “cedar tree”. God does not say, “If I would have created something like this animal before man existed”. He says, “Look at the Behemoth I made ALONG WITH YOU.” He’s telling Job about an animal that’s still present on Earth – living at the same time as Job. This is not only evidence that God created dinosaurs, but that dinosaurs were alive at the same time as man! In fact, ALL animals, including dinosaurs, were created on the sixth day of creation, just like man.” (from Jonathon Park)
Other verses that describe what would certainly be like dinosaurs are:
- Job 41
- Psalms 74:13
- Isaiah 27:1
- Psalms 104:24-26
But, what about the fire-breathing “dragons” that Scripture describes in Job 41:19~ ~ “Out of his mouth go burning torches, And sparks of fire leap forth.” A little “fairy-tale-ish” you say? NOPE!
A while ago, I wrote about the little bombardier beetle, who, by his Creator, was given the ability to create a chemical reaction, and blow fire at its enemies from the back. Then it certainly isn’t unreasonable to assume that God could do that in a larger way for the dragon (dinosaur), to shoot fire and smoke from his nostrils. After all, He is GOD!!! Nothing is too difficult for Him. EVERY WORD in His Book is TRUE!
Jeremiah 32:17 “Ah Lord Jehovah! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm; there is nothing too hard for You,”