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13 He causeth it to come [matsa'], whether for correction [shebet], or for his land ['erets],
or for mercy [checed]. KJV-Interlinear
13 'Whether for correction, or
for His world, Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen. NASB
Weather conditions are used by God to inflict
punishment, correction, judgment, or blessing.
Correction denotes the first three of these purposes
and lovingkindness or mercy denotes blessing.
The third aspect of weather application on the earth
is for 'His world,' for 'His land.' This
denotes Gods use of weather for the cultivation of His plan through history.
God does not drop down on the earth and plant corn or
rice. The term, world or land, is all-inclusive
and refers to the entirety of planet earth - its use and its function. And planet earths function is to be the stage
for the history of the human race.
Rain provides water for crops, for drinking, for the
shaking out of the leaves in the autumn trees, for pollination and so
forth. The rain is used in floods and
heavy cleansing of the earth. The rain
is used to filter the air and cool the planet.
The uses of rain and stormy weather are many and varied.
But none of them are haphazard or functions of chance.
As we mentioned yesterday. God uses weather or modifies weather in
accordance with mans spiritual state.
A spiritually strong population receives great
weather. A spiritually deficient
population receives bad weather. A
spiritually indifferent or spiritually mixed population may well receive a
variety of weather patterns. And that,
is pretty much how history has ben reflected from the point of view from
As the weather patterns have seemingly grown worse and
worse throughout the centuries, even though weather has fluctuated both up and
down at times, the trends have been toward the worsening of weather.
The worst will not occur until the Tribulation, but
that does no prevent God from giving us many examples of just how bad weather
can be, from time to time.
Anyway, the point of all of this is to understand the
principle that Jesus Christ controls history.
Christ controls all aspects of history, even while allowing you to think
freely and do as you please. Your
actions will never alter Gods overall plan.
In fact, all of the actions of humanity were incorporated into Gods
plan, the Divine Decrees, in eternity past when they were established.
These three results of the use of weather, blessing,
punishment, and choreography of history, are just an example of Gods use of
nearly every aspect of life for human history.
In everything, we can see Gods intended purpose, and those three concepts
are the very broad applications of Gods will.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
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