Five Phrases You Probably Didn’t Know Came From The Bible
Behemoth – January 27, 2016
Job 40:15, “Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox. What strength it has in its loins, what power in the muscles of its belly!”
Last week, I shared 5 phrases that are commonly used today that most people don’t realize came from the Bible, or at least don’t know where they came from in the Bible. If you missed any of the ones from last week, or earlier this week, you can find them on my daily blog @ www.johnmarkcaton.com . Today’s word is, “Behemoth.” The dictionary says a Behemoth “is any creature or thing of monstrous size or power.” The origin of that word goes back to the book of Job, when God said in Job 40:15, “Look at Behemoth, which I made … which feeds on grass like an ox. 16What strength it has in its loins, what power in the muscles …!”
While no one really knows exactly what the Behemoth was, some say a Hippopotamus, it’s very clear that it was big and powerful. Sometimes we face troubles that we can only describe as behemoth in size, but even our greatest difficulties are nothing for God. That’s why Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). So, the next time you hear someone use the word behemoth, remember its origin, and remember that there is no problem too big for God.
Think about it, and have a great day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D