Job 26:8…”He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.” Centuries later, scientists began to discern the rules for the rain that Job talked about. Rainfall is part of a process called the water cycle, and here’s how the cycle works:
1) The sun evaporates water from the ocean.
2) That water vapor rises and becomes clouds.
3) The water in the clouds falls back to earth as rain, collecting in streams and rivers and making its way back to the ocean.
4) This process then repeats itself over and over again.
Galileo “discovered” this cycle hundreds of years ago. In fact, even today scientists are only beginning to fully understand God’s decrees or rules for the rain. But the process we now know as the Hydrologic Cycle was being described by the authors of the Bible thousands of years ago. Just another reason to believe scripture is not ‘man-made.’
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He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind
The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again
As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.
God made decrees [rules] for the rain. And He set a way for the lightning of the thunder
He who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the face of the earth, the LORD is His name