This week the Lord has continued to thunder marvellously with His voice. However, we have had some very beautiful weather as well. And, along with the storms, He has painted glorious pictures in the sky.
The book of Job teaches many wonderful things about the weather. In Job 36, Elihu speaks much about the clouds and the thunder and lighting and the sky. Amidst all this scientific knowledge, is a lot of "reasoning" on spiritual things. God called this reasoning "dark counsel" and "words without knowledge" because Elihu was leaning unto his own understanding in his judgment of Job. He was like the Pharisees of Jesus' day. They could discern the face of the sky, but they could not discern spiritual things.
However, this scientific knowledge is fascinating, and God has put it in the Bible for our learning. It certainly was exciting to me, and I pray it will be a blessing to you as well.
"2Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth. 3He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth. 4After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard. 5God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend... 14Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. 15Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine? 16Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge? 17How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind ? 18Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?... 21And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them. 22Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty." (Job 37:2-5, 14-18, 21-22)
Below is a photo gallery of the some of the beautiful paintings God has put in our sky over the past few days. To view a photo larger, just click on it. You can use the "next" and "previous" buttons to view others. Hope you enjoy!