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Revealing God



By Benjamin H. Liles

          God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend. For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength. ~ Job 37:5-6

           I know I’ve used Romans 1:19-20 once before, at the least, but it seems we need to see it again: “God is evident among them because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse.” 

          The reason I’m mentioning this verse again is the fact Elihu is proclaiming that God sends the rain and the snow. We can see this with the following verse, “He makes it impossible to do anything so that people will recognize his work” (Job 37:7).

          God stops the hands of man to view the things He causes to happen. Even Jesus said of the Father, “In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike” (Matthew 5:45, NLT).

          What’s the point? It’s that God reveals Himself to everyone, whether we notice it or not. The big thing is that there are those who see what He does and they marvel at His works; the biggest is that God helps to revive our broken hearts and souls to having a right standing and a relationship with Him.

           Since Jesus is the embodiment of God made manifest to us, it’s best to find out and make sure that these things are so. God allows certain things to happen. Why? It’s so that we take the focus off ourselves and to put the focus on Him. As long as we are thankful, following Him through His Son, Jesus Christ, then we aren’t following the pattern of the things of this world.

          Obviously, it’s not within my nature to make someone else believe the way I do, but I can point to the One who causes all things to work out for those who love and seek Him. It’s part of the reason He causes the rain to fall, the sun to shine, and the snow to fall on the earth. I just want more of Him than to be without Him.