Monday, July 09, 2012

God and Weather

 33He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;
 34A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
 35He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.
 36And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;
 37And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.
 38He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease. 

God and Weather

What is the relationship between God and weather, or is there any? What used to be a standard preconceived notion is hardly even given any thought in our day.

100 years ago, if the land was under a drought, people began to pray in earnest that God would send rain. If lands were devastated by floods, people began to look at their own lives and wonder if God was chastising them.

In our day, in the wake of blistering heat across the entire United States, not one word is mentioned about God, or His relationship to the weather we are experiencing. As a matter of fact, most people, even those who are professing believers, hardly give it any thought. Weather is just weather, and God is just God. In the minds of most, there is no relationship between one and the other.

Not so, according to the Psalmist, for he boldly proclaims, He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; a fruitful land into barrenness. Why? For the wickedness of them that dwell therein. The psalmist is not afraid to profess a distinctive relationship between the sin of man and the resulting weather.

As Psalm 107 continues, the Psalmist proclaims the reverse: God blesses the Godly and upright through the weather. What can the righteous expect?

*He turns the wilderness into standing water.
*He turns the dry ground into watersprings.
*He brings the hungry there so they may sow the fields, and plant vineyards that yield fruits of increase.
*He blesses the righteous so they are multiplied greatly, and see their herds of cattle increase.

Does God no longer care about the people? Does God no longer speak to mankind through the natural elements? The problem is not in God. God speaks to mankind through the natural elements today just as much as He always has. Man just refuses to listen!

In our day, the highest order of all is man. He is the pinnacle of all creation--or so he believes. Though some may dare to believe a God exists, they do not see God as being higher than man. As a matter of fact, scientists would rather believe that someday they will even control the weather.

How arrogant and foolish we are before a righteous and holy God. The day will come when many will no longer ignore God, for God's presence will be felt throughout the entire earth. When Christ returns, no one will stand boldly and arrogantly before God Almighty, but all will bow the knee and acknowledge Christ as Lord and King.

As believers, let us not forget the relationship between God and weather. Let us return to our knees and acknowledge our mighty God, praise His name, and cry out to Him for relief from the drought, flooding, earthquakes, or whatever else God may be sending. Yes, God still speaks to mankind today through the weather.
  3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
 4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 9O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
Psalm 8:3-4 & 9, KJV
God Bless You,

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