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4 After ['achar] it a voice [qowl] roareth [sha'ag]: he
thundereth [ra`am] with the voice [qowl] of his excellency [ga'own];
and he will not stay [`aqab] them when his
voice [qowl] is heard [shama`]. KJV-Interlinear
4 'After it, a voice roars; He thunders with His majestic voice; And He does not restrain the lightnings when His voice is heard. NASB
Before the storm rises, the lightning is seen in the
distance. Perhaps we see it out of the
periphery of our sight. Perhaps we see
the reflection in some fashion. Perhaps
we see the clouds begin to form on the horizon and then see the lightning
There is a pause, a space, and time gap elapses and
then we hear the roar of the thunder.
The thunder can be faint and distant, but grows louder and louder as the
Within the storm is rain, hail, wind and such. These are not seen nor felt at the beginning. When the storm is in its early stages, you
cannot know its makeup, or its intensity.
But the lightning flashes, and the thunder roars. And, when the thunder roars, that does not
mean that it is all over.
The lightning continues, and the thunder continues and
the storm continues and continues and continues until the energy of the storm
is exhausted or it passes by you and continues on its way to its next
destination or culmination.
Before, during and after, the storm has your
attention. The thunderclaps spell power
and awe. The lightning spells drama and
provides a focus for your attention. The
rain and wind drive you to seek shelter.
Before the storm, you are no match. With each lightning flash, with each
thunderclap, you cannot seek out or backtrack to its source. The light and sounds are all around. You cannot know their origin or their
conclusion, or even the intensity or duration of the storm.
Even after the storm, you may not know the ultimate
repercussion of its action. Damage
assessment or even a flood may not be known or rise up until days after. And then a storm of another kind may be at
And such is life, in this life. Gods presence is constantly available and
known, even through the endless stream of storms that we all face during our
life here in this world.
But not all of humanity will look at the storms of
life and see the same things. Some folks
see the realities of life. They see what
is really there. Some folks look at the
storms of life and do not see their true purpose. Some folks do not see the storms, as such, at
all. Yet other folks will see only what
they wish to see. So, even though the
objective, the indifferent, and the delusional views of life are always
present, that does no negate the presence of God or truth in our lives.
We can ignore or interpret life in anyway we please,
but truth can never be changed regardless of mans opinion.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.