After While, Crocodile

AUGUST 12TH, 2021      |    The Lord talks a lot about Leviathan in Job chapter 41. A leviathan is described as fierce, with teeth of terror, and scales that cannot be penetrated. In other Bible passages, it is described as a serpent, a reptile, the monster in the sea, and many associate it with a crocodile. In Florida, people talk a lot about alligators, the crocodile’s fresh-water cousin. Both can submerge in the water with only the top of the head exposed—lying in wait for lunch or dinner. Its unsuspecting victim—almost anything that moves—easily succumbs to its many sharp teeth and powerful jaws as it lunges forward from its hiding place.

The Lord tells Job, and us, that battling this creature with human hands is futile and that only the Creator can bring victory over it. Satan is like that submerged predator lying in wait for any opportunity to drag us down to a watery death.

However, you do not have to take even one step closer to that deathtrap. Just as it requires God’s hand to slay a Leviathan, God’s hand is available to help you find victory over Satan. We must stay aware and alert, asking God to keep us on His path of safety and security, where sin is defeated and He reigns supreme.

After While, Crocodile

In that day the Lord will take his terrible, swift sword and punish Leviathan, the swiftly moving serpent, the coiling, writhing serpent. He will kill the dragon of the sea.

–Isaiah 27:1 NLT

In that day the Lord will take his terrible, swift sword and punish Leviathan, the swiftly moving serpent, the coiling, writhing serpent. He will kill the dragon of the sea.

–Isaiah 27:1 NLT

The Lord talks a lot about Leviathan in Job chapter 41. A leviathan is described as fierce, with teeth of terror, and scales that cannot be penetrated. In other Bible passages, it is described as a serpent, a reptile, the monster in the sea, and many associate it with a crocodile. In Florida, people talk a lot about alligators, the crocodile’s fresh-water cousin. Both can submerge in the water with only the top of the head exposed—lying in wait for lunch or dinner. Its unsuspecting victim—almost anything that moves—easily succumbs to its many sharp teeth and powerful jaws as it lunges forward from its hiding place.

The Lord tells Job, and us, that battling this creature with human hands is futile and that only the Creator can bring victory over it. Satan is like that submerged predator lying in wait for any opportunity to drag us down to a watery death.

However, you do not have to take even one step closer to that deathtrap. Just as it requires God’s hand to slay a Leviathan, God’s hand is available to help you find victory over Satan. We must stay aware and alert, asking God to keep us on His path of safety and security, where sin is defeated and He reigns supreme.

Pray that any hidden evils will be drowned by the righteousness of God in your life.

Pray not to tangle with Leviathan—that it will be slain with God’s swift sword (Isaiah 27:1 NKJV).

Angela Shears
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