Today we will be covering Job 38:22-23. We just talked about light, and even a metaphor that God uses to talk and teach while going over the creation. Then we get to these verses.
22 Hast thou entered into the atreasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
First of all, what did God create the second day. He created dry land, and separated the waters in the firmament. That is weather and that kind of thing. So now God talks about the weather.
When I think of treasure of the snow, I think of the beauty of a snowflake. This seems to be treasure to me. But it is also a Storehouse. Water stored so that it is not rampant upon the land.
Or the treasure of the hail. We had a nice hail storm here in Glasgow a few months ago. That was intense, and kept going for quite a while.
23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
For this purpose, did God create or "reserve" hail. To battle, to fight against in a day of battle to trouble. The 7th plague of Egypt was Hail of Fire. Then, also in the old testament, God hailed large rocks upon Israel's adversaries. But considering how big ice hail itself can become, I could diffidently believe that He could use it to defend or even chastise His people.