>Have you read Job chapter 41 recently? If there is anything in this world you fear, I challenge you to read this chapter. The whole chapter discusses the might and power of the Leviathan, and it is quite the awesome picture. My mind conjured up story after story of hopeless and lost causes reported through the centuries in both history and fiction. I can just picture a group of men around a campfire, determined to eradicate the Leviathan and free their little village of the constant fear and terror under which they’ve lived. But the more he is described, the more it becomes obvious that there is no way to defeat him. There is no weapon powerful enough. There is no shelter strong enough. There is no scheme ingenious enough. There is no way to kill Leviathan.
What is your Leviathan? What in your life is your biggest fear? Your biggest anxiety? What thing in your life towers above you with such power and might that there seems to be no way to erase it – no way to find freedom?
In the midst of the graphic description of this horrendous beast, we find two little verses. If you’re not paying attention, you might even miss them. But, of course, we all pay close attention when we read such things, right? Anyway, the verses in question are verses ten and eleven.
No one is so fierce that he dares to arouse him; Who then is he that can stand before Me? Who has given to Me that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.It’s just two verses in the middle of a 34-verse chapter. Two verses about Almighty God sandwiched between 32 verses about this horrific beast. Two verses that remind us that no one dares go against Leviathan, but Leviathan – and oh, by the way, everything else in the universe – belongs to God.
Essentially God was reminding Job that he really didn’t have any right or ability to stand before God and demand answers. But, I see in these words a comfort as well in that nothing else can stand before God either. That means nothing that comes against me has any power against my God. Now, if that doesn’t calm our fears, there is nothing that will!