Proverbs 3:20 “By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.”
Have you taken a moment lately to think of the genius of God?
He is the God of judgment that broke up the depths in Noah’s day. He caused the worldwide flood as punishment on a wicked world. Yet He is also the God of mercy. He provided a way of escape through the ark in the days of Noah. He is the God who that gives the morning dew and whose mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23). He is the God who has made a way of escape from the lake of fire through the death of Christ for our sins and his resurrection three days later (1 Cor. 15:3-4). He is the God who gives grace and glory and withholds no good thing from those that walk uprightly (Psalm 84:11). God’s genius causes me to marvel, in that most common liquid, water, which is so necessary for our existence.
The Hebrew Word for “Dew” is translated as dew in all 31 occurrences in the 30 passages it is used. The Hebrew word (H2919) means covering and comes from a Hebrew (H2926) to strew over, to cover. This verse contrasts the magnitude of God’s power and His tender care. He is in control of the water under the earth and the water over the earth. He is over the hydraulic power that burst forth from the fountains of the deep in the world-wide flood of Noah’s day and is over the gentle provision of the cool morning dew. He exercises His authority over creation with awesome power, incredible accuracy, and compassionate concern. He is the God of power, precision, and purpose.
I find the depths or the fountains of the deep to be an intriguing topic. Scientists tells us that these fountains do exist thus confirming the scientific accuracy of the Bible. These fountains were opened during the flood and closed following the flood according to Genesis 8:2. While no literal oceans of water exist underneath the earth’s crust, there is water tied up in minerals. Researchers have found that water can be held by a mineral called wadsleyite. Wadsleyite exists only in temperatures more than 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit and is found as far as 400 miles below the earth’s surface. Scientists have calculated that if 60% of this layer is wadsleyite, as seismic seems to indicate, then there is enough water locked within this wadsleyite to fill over 10 oceans worth of water! Further scientific studies have analyzed the amount of water brought up during volcanic eruptions and have concluded that there may be sufficient water within the earth to fill 30 oceans! Wow! God is an awesome God!
Paralleling nature, God likens His word unto water in both the Old and New Testaments (Isaiah 55:10-11, Eph. 5:26). Just as some this water is hidden deep in the earth, so the treasures of God’s Word are found by those committed students of the Word (Prov. 2:1-5, 2 Tim. 2:15). The water of God’s Word is a storehouse of God’s inexhaustible knowledge and wisdom (Rom. 11:33, Eph. 3:8).
Today, let’s praise the Lord for His genius. He is a God of precision, power, and purpose. God makes no mistakes, His power to walk in victory is available to us as we humbly seek Him, and He has a special plan for each of us (Psalm 18:30, James 1:5-7, Jer. 29:11). Submit yourself to God only wise (1 Tim 1:17). He is the God Genius and knows what He is doing. May we with Moses say to the Lord, “Show me Thy way, that I may know Thee” (Exodus 33:13). Praise God, we have God’s Word. We ought to drink of these waters daily and share it with others. This Word is the key to faith, faith is the key to pleasing and glorifying God, and glorifying God is our purpose, but this power can be only unleashed when we get into the Word and allow it to change us. Are you fulfilling your purpose of glorifying the God Genius?
“By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.” Proverbs 3:20