Yahweh questions Job about rain (Job 38:25-38:27)

“Who has cut a channel for the torrents of rain?

Who has cut a way for the thunderbolt?

Who brings rain on a land where no one lives?

Who brings rain on the desert that is empty of human life?

Who brings rain to satisfy the waste and desolate land?

Who brings rain to make the ground put forth grass?”

Yahweh questions Job about rain. How does it get out of the heavens in great torrents? How does the thunderbolt get from heaven to earth? Why is there rain where no one lives? Why is there rain in wastelands and desolate lands with no humans? Why and how does rain make the grass grow? These are basic childlike questions about rain. Most people assumed that rain was only to help humans. This sounds like the question about whether if a tree falls in the forest and there is no human there to see or hear it, does it make a noise. This is certainly a human centric point of view versus a cosmic view of the earth.

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