Okay, so I'm supposed to be doing dishes... but I wanted to write a short blog. This is really neat. I love seeing the Lord so active in my life!
So in our study of Genesis we've been in depth about the whole creation story, and God's purpose for us, life, this planet, and eternity. It really makes you look at the entire Bible differently when you can start at the beginning and see the POINT of it all. This is the foundation of everything that happens, the basis for all that is to come throughout the bible and well into our future until Christ comes again. So many questions have arose. About 3 weeks ago, Keith and I were on our way home from church and somehow the mention of dinosaurs came up. I had mentioned to Keith that there was talk of a Levaithan in the bible and that there is theory that these were dinosaurs. I had glanced in his concordance while we were in the car, but didn't see the word Levaithan listed in there and couldn't remember off hand where it was in the bible.
We had just left an awesome message by Bill Wellons about Creation Day 3, and he had really elaborated how GREAT God is, and just how BIG! The thought of us leaning on our own understanding is just ridiculous when GOD is all powerful and sovereign! He had mentioned the conversation that God had with Job when He said "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, who set its measurements? Since you know." (Job 38:4-5) This really stuck with Keith. The feeling of having that question asked to you by God! Wow, talk about feeling small... Keith mentioned wanting to study Job. He has never really read it through. So I flipped over to Job and started reading a bit through there. I skimmed a few chapters to the verse where God is questioning Job and started to read... I came upon Job 41 and it's mention of the Leviathan! How amazing that it was RIGHT there! Just when we were talking about it! Irony? I don't think so.
So this past week on our way into church, not sure why, but the thought again crossed my mind about the Leviathan. I pulled Keith's bible out and started to read aloud through verses 40 and 41; all about the Behemoth and Leviathan. How massive they are, and how our God commands all of them. It had been a long time since I had read through these, but happy that God had reshown them to me.
We got to church and Lloyd was teaching about Creation Day 5. It is amazing how he showed how much Day 5 related to fear. The culture at that time was terrified by things they did not know about or could not control. Because they feared these things, they in turn would worship them. Today I feel we somewhat do the same thing; worship our fear. The things we fear are what fill our thoughts and a lot of times they are what our days revolve around. Think about if we feared GOD, and filled our thoughts and minds with HIM! That is where our worship should be, and that is where our days should revolve! How Moses was not only writing this as a creation account, but also in purpose to demolish the idolistic religion of that culture. He writes that "God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves..."(Gen. 1:21 NASB) This was something that the culture feared and worshiped, and Moses' God, our GOD, had created them and is all powerful, over all things. What a true and awesome statement! God is powerful over ALL fear!
At the end of the message Lloyd referred to a few places in the bible showing God's power in the description of these creatures that caused so much fear in that day, and how these things were so small in relation to God. And of course, he told us to take some time to read through Job 41. And wow, Keith and I had just done that on the way IN to church that morning. Isn't it neat how God ties things together?
**UPDATE: Keith just found this online today... CLICK HERE!!**