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Rain


1. Occasioned by the condensing of the clouds. Job 36:27,28; Ps 77:17; Ec 11:3.

2. God

a. Made a decree for. Job 28:26.

b. Prepares. Ps 147:8.

c. Gives. Job 5:10.

d. Causes, to come down. Joe 2:23.

e. Exhibits goodness in giving. Ac 14:17.

f. Exhibits greatness in giving. Job 36:26,27.

g. Sends upon the evil and good. Mt 5:45.

h. Should be praised for. Ps 147:7,8.

i. Should be feared on account of. Jer 5:24.

3. Impotence of idols exhibited in not being able to give. Jer 14:22.

4. Not sent upon the earth immediately after creation. Ge 2:5.

5. Rarely falls in Egypt. De 11:10; Zec 14:18.

6. Canaan abundantly supplied with. De 11:11.

7. Designed for

a. Refreshing the earth. Ps 68:9; 72:6.

b. Making fruitful the earth. Heb 6:7.

c. Replenishing the springs and fountains of the earth. Ps 104:8.

8. Promised in due season to the obedient. Le 26:4; De 11:14; Eze 34:26,27.

9. Frequently withheld on account of iniquity. De 11:17; Jer 3:3; 5:25; Am 4:7.

10. The want of

a. Causes the earth to open. Job 29:23; Jer 14:4.

b. Dries up springs and fountains. 1Ki 17:7.

c. Occasions famine. 1Ki 18:1,2.

d. Removed by prayer. 1Ki 8:35,36; Jas 5:18.

11. Withheld for three years and six months in the days of Elijah. 1Ki 17:1; Jas 5:17.

12. Divided into

a. Great. Ezr 10:9.

b. Plentiful. Ps 68:9.

c. Overflowing. Eze 38:22.

d. Sweeping. Pr 28:3.

e. Small. Job 37:6.

13. The former, after harvest, to prepare for sowing. De 11:14; Jer 5:24.

14. The latter, before harvest. Joe 2:23; Zec 10:1.

15. The rainbow often appears during. Ge 9:14; Eze 1:28.

16. Often succeeded by heat and sunshine. 2Sa 23:4; Isa 18:4.

17. The appearance of a cloud from the west indicated. 1Ki 18:44; Lu 12:54.

18. The north wind drives away. Pr 25:23.

19. Unusual in harvest time. Pr 26:1.

20. Thunder and lightning often with. Ps 135:7.

21. Storm and tempest often with. Mt 7:25,27.

22. Instances of extraordinary

a. Time of the flood. Ge 7:4,12.

b. Plague of, upon Egypt. Ex 9:18,23.

c. During wheat harvest in the days of Samuel. 1Sa 12:17,18.

d. After long drought in Ahab’s reign. 1Ki 18:45.

e. After the captivity. Ezr 10:9,13.

23. Often impeded travelling in the east. 1Ki 18:44; Isa 4:6.

24. Often destroyed houses. Eze 13:13-15; Mt 7:27.

25. Illustrative

a. Of the word of God. Isa 55:10,11.

b. Of the doctrine of faithful ministers. De 32:2.

c. Of Christ in the communication of his graces. Ps 72:6; Ho 6:3.

d. Of spiritual blessings. Ps 68:9; 84:6; Eze 34:26.

e. Of righteousness. Ho 10:12.

f. (Destructive,) of God’s judgments. Job 20:23; Ps 11:6; Eze 38:22.

g. (Destructive,) of a poor man oppressing the poor. Pr 28:3.