‘Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You. (Jeremiah 32:17 NKJV)
I always enjoy seeing Pileated Woodpeckers like this one at Circle B Bar Reserve here in the area. This was taken several years ago.
I found these videos on YouTube and they show the Pileated in a different way than we have observed them. Enjoy!
The first one is a YouTube by Dan & Joe. He discovers a chipmunk:
He has made the earth by His power; He has established the world by His wisdom, And stretched out the heaven by His understanding. (Jeremiah 51:15 NKJV)
Here’s another video of a Pileated Woodpecker Singing by Pureimaginationvideo:
This last one has a very good close-up of a Pileated digging for Grubs by Martyn Stewart:
But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, And the nations will not be able to endure His indignation. Thus you shall say to them: “The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under these heavens.” He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, And has stretched out the heavens at His discretion. (Jeremiah 10:10-12 NKJV)
I have been reading through Jeremiah and these verse caught my attention.
Talk about an unusual verse! Jeremiah 10:11 — it’s the only verse in the book of Jeremiah that was originally written in Aramaic (not Hebrew), so maybe that emphasizes that the message of Jeremiah 10:11 was (and is) especially applicable to idolatrous Gentile pagans! The rest of Jeremiah was written in Hebrew (which is linguistically similar to, but not the same as Aramaic). There are parts of Aramaic in Ezra (4:8-6:18 & 7:12-26), and half of the book of Daniel () 2:4-7:28, perhaps foreshadowing the eschatology of Luke 21:24 & Romans 11:25) was written in Aramaic. Ultimately, of course, why God did that we can only guess at — but we know that He had a good reason for doing so. Meanwhile, for a Biblical illustration, of some Aramaic words providing a clue to understanding a hidden-in-plain-view insight, consider how King Belshazzar tried to avoid dealing with the category of professional experts that the prophet Daniel belonged to, when Belshazzar was confronted with and condemned by the handwriting on the wall — the graffiti of judgment! ( http://www.icr.org/article/4556 ) God is not mocked by idolaters; if His mercy is rejected His righteous judgment comes. May God have mercy on us all!
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Thanks Dr. Jim. Didn’t know that about the verse as I was thinking more of those who push evolution. Evolution did not create a Pileated Woodpecker, but only a God full of Wisdom. We are on the same page though.
And in the same BOOK too! : )
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