Governing by Weather

Is it possible that God governs by weather? Does he use his very creation to influence the affairs of men?2016-storm-1

In an evolutionary or naturalistic world view, what we see in the skies or on earth has its origin in chance occurrence. The weather is no more responsible for predicaments than any other part of the universe. Naturalistic laws are the only source of whatever occurs, and they just happen to be present. No God is permitted. No director or inventor of the system of laws is permitted. Somehow, it all came about and works on its own. Its original derivation or origin (any laws or processes we think are involved) must, absolutely must, have come about naturally.

The weather, in a biblical view, is under the hand of its Creator. Whether he directs the individual storm can be debated, because it’s a very bothersome thought to many that his finger might be that involved. But, he ultimately knows the path of each storm, down to the first and last rain drop, every lightning strike, and every effect on mankind. Like the heavens, or things on the earth, the weather points to him. The book of Job expresses it poetically but completely accurately. So like other things in the universe, the weather leads you back to the Creator of the all things. Weather does good things and bad things, but without it, we would not be here. That is a mouthful to consider, since we think of catastrophes, but there is so much more that is happening. And, nothing escapes his attention. Nothing.

The weather, like other things in the universe, beckons us to recognize the God and Author of the universe.

Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, the thunderings of his pavilion? Behold, he scatters his lightning about him and covers the roots of the sea. For by these he judges peoples; he gives food in abundance.   Job 36:29-31 (ESV)

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  1. Thank GOD HE is in control and not our adversary.

    • It is not an easy subject for people to consider, because some things that happen in weather yield terrible things. Does God know it? Yes. Did he “pull the trigger?” The question is actually too limited in scope, because we live in a fallen world due to sin. Sin was not God’s fault but ours and changed everything. This is where the importance of the powerful record of Genesis, which is referred to many times in the New Testament, is so important and pertinent. The bottom line for us: when we experience weather, we should recognize the truth of Scripture as weather is addressed.

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