Devotional # 6 - Creation
\GOD CREATED THE DINOSAURS
Have You Ever Wondered?
1. When did God create the dinosaurs?
2. Why do I always hear about dinosaurs living millions of years ago?
3. Does the Bible say anything about dinosaurs?
This Is What God Says: (Scripture Reading)
Job 40: 15-24 (Job chapter 41 is also very interesting!)
This Is How We Understand It:
We know that God created everything in 6 days. Right? The Bible tells us that “without Him (Jesus), was not anything made that was made,” Right? And here in Job 40 verse 15 we read, “Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee...”. God is talking to Job about God’s great and awesome creation. God is telling Job that He created the gigantic creature ‘behemoth’ on the same day that He created man. In other words, dinosaurs and man walked the earth at the very same time!
Evolutionists, (people who believe that every living thing ‘evolved’ by chance over millions of years), think that dinosaurs lived millions of years before mankind. You see, they think that a bunch of monkeys began changing and turning into what we know as mankind, but it was after most of the big dinosaurs had already died off. That’s really what they believe, even though they have no proof. Do you know one of the things that really bothers them? There have been found fossil footprints of a man walking side by side with footprints of a dinosaur! People who believe in evolution can’t accept that. “Men can’t be living with dinosaurs! It doesn’t agree with what we believe,” the evolutionists would say.
Well in our Scripture Reading for today, God is telling Job to look at these huge, and very strong creatures. Look at how He describes them, “He (behemoth) moveth his tail like a cedar.” This sounds like a big dinosaur to me! God also says, “His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God.” If God was trying to impress Job with His awesome greatness, do you think that He would have been making Job look at a hippopotamus, or alligator and call it, “The chief of the ways of God,”? I don’t think so. He is definitely talking about a very large dinosaur.
If you want to read about a really scary creature, read what Job saw when God told him to look at Leviathan. “Shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?” Just looking at this creature would scare you silly! Listen to this. “His teeth are terrible round about. His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal. One is so near to another that no air can come between them...Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth...He esteemeth (thinks about) iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.” Just in case you were thinking of going hunting for this creature listen to this warning. “Canst thou draw out leviathan with a hook? Canst thou put a hook into his nose? Shall the companions make a banquet of him? Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.” Did you know that even some Christians think that this is talking about an alligator or crocodile? You probably know of some men who capture alligators and crocodiles by hand. By the way God describes leviathan to Job, I don’t think these men would be going anywhere near leviathan!
So you see, friend, God created dinosaurs on the same day he created man, and if you follow all the births and deaths mentioned in the Bible, generations of people, you will find out that the earth, from the time of Adam, is less than 10,000 years old. It is not, and never has been, millions of years old. In other words, the big dinosaurs lived even 6,000 or 7,000 years ago, but not millions of years ago. The scientists are all wrong on this one!
Think About It:
1. Have you ever seen lizards that you thought looked like dinosaurs? Well, they were created at the same time as T-Rex! His kind just didn’t live that long.
2. If you were wanting more information about the Bible and dinosaurs you could locate ICR, Institute for Creation Research, or Answers in Genesis with Ken Ham, on the internet.
3. What do you think happened to all the large dinosaur lizards?
4. What did you learn in this devotional that you didn’t know before?