Faith is the response of the total self, the mind, will and affections. Being justified is a personal phenomenon. Service and love are more important than right beliefs and sound doctrine. You do your own believing. God transforms the heart and you experience God’s love. Good works are a correlation to faith. Protestants love the apostle Paul. They have a tendency to over emphasis the written Bible with an emphasis on private religious experience. Diversity is good, since most Protestant groups have broken off from another Protestant group or from the Roman Catholic Church. In a certain sense heretical or diverse views are expected rather than one orthodox single view.
Sirach now points out the beauty of the rainbow, after a rainfall. He wants us to look at it. He wants us think about who made it, since it is exceeding beautiful and bright. The half circle arc seems to go into the sky. If you were in Ireland you might go look for some gold at the end of the rainbow. There have been popular songs about rainbows. Sirach indicates that the hands of the Most High God have stretched it out. In fact, it was considered a sign of the covenant between Yahweh and Noah, after the flood in Genesis, chapter 9, but that is not mentioned here. Neither is there any indication of the various colors that reflect the sun’s rays through the rain clouds that has become a symbol of diversity.