Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris
|Job 39:1-30 KJV
(1) Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?
(2) Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
(3) They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.
(4) Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them.
(5) Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?
(6) Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings.
(7) He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.
(8) The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.
(9) Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?
(10) Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
(11) Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?
(12) Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?
(13) Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?
(14) Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,
(15) And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.
(16) She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;
(17) Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
(18) What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.
(19) Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?
(20) Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.
(21) He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.
(22) He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.
(23) The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.
(24) He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
(25) He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
(26) Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?
(27) Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?
(28) She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.
(29) From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.
(30) Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.
Those mornings thought it is rare when my page gets shut down before I get it saved and put in its proper slot. This morning is such a morning. I had a nice long devotion prepared and it got lost. No I am not upset this morning I lost it, I am more concerned of how did it happen. Yet in truth it makes a good point of who is in control I got to end of my devotions I was writing and like my conclusion better then my rampage of man ability to control and know certain things about his world. This passage is about manís ability to control verses the animals we control ability to do likewise, in comparison to Godís ability to command his creation to do by instinct and training. Man has ability to learn many things. God created animals with instincts to follow traditions that preserve their life from year to year. Yet God did not train animals to obey man. God gave them ability to obey man, because man was given by God to have dominion over all living creatures.
God created man to have free choice meaning he did not have to obey God, but there were consequences of those choices. God set in motion the things animals due by instinct but created man with choice to obey instinct or to learn a different way of doing things. God gave man the ability o lead and develop rules and laws of there own, but not always his laws. The Great State of Tennessee passed a law of allowing the Bible to be their state book. A choice to allow Godís laws to be heard but not always obeyed.
Where is Godís command in your life, have you chosen to obey God or obey man only. In Godís word we are to submit to principalities and powers of this world we live in, but it does nto mean when our nation gives us a choice to rebel against their laws that we can not. A drug pusher is a rebel against the law of the land. He choosing to know if he caught he goes to jail by the laws of the land he lives in. To the drug pusher he did no crime. Every rebel does no crime in his own eyes. God does not train us like a unicorn/wild ox. He does not train a unicorn to store food for the winter, though man makes ox haul the grain for storage with wagon, and to plow the field. That is not unicorn instinct. Nor is it that unicorn habit. Yet it can be trained to do these things and be enslaved to man. God not enslave us, he created us to watch over his creation, but some do not do these things and others do.
Dear Heavenly Father Thank you for command to take care of your creation. In Jesus precious name, Amen.