Following my devotional posts you will understand my fascination with weather. Scripture is filled with all aspects of it including the accurate proverbs recorded in the 37th chapter of Job. Written by someone who, like myself, would watch weather closely.
The reason for my fascination is that if we truly desire to understand God then we will want to understand that which is under His divine control. Samuel understood this in writing the words of 1 Samuel 12:16-19. Today those same words of “calling upon the Lord” for rain are uttered by individuals and political leaders across our land when faced by drought.
For myself the fascination of weather lies in the signs it foretells. Today most overlook that critical purpose of weather. A purpose that even those who opposed Christ (Pharisees and Sadducee’s) understood (Matthew 16:1). In fact Christ in His own words (Luke 12:54-57) warns us that if we are discerning we will watch that which weather can tell us about the times now and the future.
The prophet Ezekiel shares in Ezekiel 38:2 and 22 that what happened to the Egyptians when holding the Jewish nation in bondage (Exodus 9:18) will one day return. When all we who believe will be freed from sin. Until then KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE SKY.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Watching weather is a way to be warned of what God has planned.
DEVOTIONAL VERSE FOR TODAY: 1 Samuel 12:17 “prayer for the blessing of rain”.
PRAYER FOR TODAY: Lord I hold Your forecast close to my heart.
QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT:
- What aspects of weather does Scripture address?
- What is the significance of weather that comes from the east?
- How did Egyptians and some today go beyond watching weather?
- What about weather fascinates you?