After a long delay with no word from God, we finally hear from Him starting in Job Chapter 39. God spoke in Chapter 39 and 40, but had no explanation for his actions against Job. Instead, God rails against Job for having the nerve to ask questions. God argues that no one is God but God Himself and therefore Job should obey and remain quiet. Okay, but that doesn’t justify the killing of Job’s children. Let’s find out what God has to say in Chapter 41.
“Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope?” – Job 41:1
The Bible makes it clear the Loch Ness Monster is real!!! LOL! Okay, maybe not. This verse is supposed to show that man can’t take down large animals, only God can. However, it didn’t take man long to hunt down whale and elephant, so I’d have to answer God’s initial questions in this chapter with a resounding yes.
“Will he keep begging for mercy? Will he speak to you in gentle with words?” – Job 41:3
Uh…no. It’s an animal and animals can’t speak in the tongue of humans despite what many Christians believe about a talking donkey in the New Testament.
“Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?” – Job 41:6
Yes, that is exactly what happens today and happened centuries ago with large animals on Earth. They were hunted down and divided up among merchants. What sort of nonsense is God speaking here?
“Who then is able to stand against me?” – Job 41:10
If God is describing Himself as the mightiest sea creature, then man can easily stand up to God. We stand up to mighty animals today and have in the past with minimal difficulties. Sure, there were/are humans killed now and then hunting mighty animals, but the animals are always the ones to lose the fight. God isn’t exactly describing Himself as the mightiest of all in this chapter. God continues describing Himself against a mighty animal. With each successive verse the response remains “So what?!?!?” Calling yourself mighty doesn’t justify the horrible actions you committed against Job and his innocent children.
God goes on for several more verses, but has nothing different to add to the conversation. Even my study Bible has little to say on this chapter compared to the vast amount it has to say on other chapters. Basically this chapter boils down to God ranting about how great and mighty He is while missing the entire point of Job’s questions. Not only is this God NOT mighty, He’s also a bit dim witted.
Coming Soon: Job – Chapter 42: Conclusion