10 And he
rode [rakab] upon a cherub, [karuwb] and
did fly: [`uwph] yea, he did fly [da'ah] upon the wings [kanaph] of
the wind. [ruwach]KJV-Interlinear
10 And He
rode upon a cherub and flew; And He sped upon the wings of the wind. NASB
A cherub is not a horse that you throw a saddle on the then ride off into the sunset or to wherever.
The cherub term is used in the bible to portray imagery of a concept or action. Often noted as angels, the cherub was a figurative term that represents the power and majesty, and ultimately the essence of God.
The cherub is first mentioned as guarding the gates of the garden, Gen. 3:24, thus preventing sinful man from re-entering paradise by means of his own effort. Thus the plan of God is protected and sovereign over mans plans.
Cherubs are represented as carrying the throne of God, Ezek. 1:10, thus symbolizing truth.
Cherubs are used in images of wood overlaid with gold and positioned on either end of the Ark of the Covenant, Ex. 25:18, 1 Kg 6:23-28. God is represented as dwelling between the cherubim, Ex. 25:22, Num. 7:89, Psa. 80:1, 99:1. Here they represent the God-man, the savior, satisfying the righteousness and justice of God.
In this verse, God is represented as riding on the clouds of the storm, in complete control as though driving the storm.
Flying on the wings of the storm, represents the swiftness of flight and speed. With complete purpose and speed, without hesitance or pause, God advances along with complete control, drive, determination and confidence toward a predetermined destination and result. No one and nothing can stop the storm.
These images are intended to help you learn the vast difference between you and this world, and God. So that perhaps you will recognize His power and your impotence, His majesty and your worthlessness, His plan and your failure, His provision and your need.
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