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1 “Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook

or press down his tongue with a cord?

2 Can you put a rope in his nose

or pierce his jaw with a hook?

3 Will he make many pleas to you?

Will he speak to you soft words?

4 Will he make a covenant with you

to take him for your servant forever?

5 Will you play with him as with a bird,

or will you put him on a leash for your girls?

6 Will traders bargain over him?

Will they divide him up among the merchants?

7 Can you fill his skin with harpoons

or his head with fishing spears?

8 Lay your hands on him;

remember the battle—you will not do it again!

9 Behold, the hope of a man is false;

he is laid low even at the sight of him.

10 No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up.

Who then is he who can stand before me?

11 Who has first given to me, that I should repay him?

Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.



“Leviathan” may refer to the crocodile we are seeing now, or it may refer to an extinct ancient sea monster. God again reminded Job of His power through the “crocodile” and at the same time erected a mirror for us: we can all see the stubbornness of our life through the shadow of the crocodile. Our life is like a crocodile, with airtight sturdy scale armor on the outside, protecting ourselves rigorously, and the heart inside is as hard as a millstone. If our life is not broken by God, listening to the sermon is for others. The Spirit of God and the Word of God cannot enter it, and it has no effect on our life. We thought we could resist God, but in fact we were even scared of crocodiles. Is the power of God comparable to a crocodile? It is better to obey God’s loving authority than to face His anger. Give your life completely to God, and let His hand break you and carve you.



Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen to what he wants to tell you. As you listen to God, write down a few thoughts, questions, words, names, drawings, or anything that comes to your mind into your devotional journal.




All to Jesus I Surrender –