God Is Creator of the Animals

  1. God continues to point out the superiority of His knowledge and understanding.
  2. I’ll pull out some verses.
  3. “Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the does? Can you number the months that they fulfill, and do you know the time when they give birth?”
  4. God knows when a goat gets pregnant. He sees and knows all. He also cares enough to watch as the doe gives birth.
  5. “Is the wild ox willing to serve you? Will he spend the night at your manger?”
  6. Those nativity scenes with the ox at the side of the manger have it right. The ox served its King that night and spent the night with newborn Jesus.
  7. Then we have an extended description of the ostrich. “God has made her forget wisdom and given her no share in understanding. She deals cruelly with her young, as if they were not hers; though her labor be in vain, yet she has no fear. When she rouses herself to flee, she laughs at the horse and his rider.”
  8. God chose to keep from the ostrich wisdom and understanding. She doesn’t care for her young as other animals instinctively do. In looking at the ostrich, we can know that it isn’t “nature” giving those maternal instincts; God put that wisdom in them. Otherwise, why would one animal be skipped? At the same time, God cares for the ostrich and makes her fast so she can escape even when she’s acted foolishly.
  9. “Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars and spreads his wings toward the south? Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high?”
  10. Here is God at work in nature again. All those animal instincts we marvel at, God designed and gave to the animals. The animals don’t adapt themselves to gain such knowledge. They certainly didn’t come by that knowledge by accident, as evolutionary ideas proclaim. The marvels of nature point us directly at the power and majesty and authority and creativeness and compassion and care of a great God.
  11. Verses: Job 39:1-2,9,16-18,26-27