God and Job
- Job 38:1-7; 40:1
God’s sovereignty over creation (Job 38:1-39:30)
Dialogue between God and Job (Job 40:1-5)
- Job immediately responded with humility.
God’s sovereignty over creation, continued (Job 40:6-41:34)
- Compare Job 10:3, 17.
- Introduction – Job 40:6-14
- Behemoth – Job 40:15-24
- Leviathan – Job 41:1-34
- Behemoth and Leviathan could be extinct dinosaurs. (See https://apologeticspress.org/apcontent.aspx?category=9&article=184 )
- It’s very possible that leviathan was actually a fire-breathing animal. Many animals can eject various chemical as defense. One great example is the bombardier beetle (https://youtu.be/W3sxJNt8CYw ).
Job’s final response (Job 42:1-6)
- Job repents and retracts his words.
- Job 30:19-21 – This might be a place where Job went too far.
God’s conclusion (Job 42:7-17)
- Job 42:7-8 – God refers to Job as His servant. Job’s right speaking here might be his repentance.
- James 5:10-11 – The story of Job teaches us about God’s compassion and mercy.
- Job’s role was to stay committed to God. That’s our role as well, regardless of what we face!