I would like to cover Job 38:25-27 today. As a refresher, God has been teaching Job about the creation, currently about the weather, and how He created it.
25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
First of all, asking who again. Diffidently God, but still has the possibility of His spirit children, including Job. "divided a watercourse" that sounds like a path for the water to run. Always goes for the path of least resistance. Going down. I think of that scene from Jurassic Park when Dr. Ian Malcolm, played by Jeff Goldblum, tries to explain chaos theory with the drops of water on Dr. Sattler's hand, played by Laura Dern. What appears like chaos to us, has a course placed for it, just we do not understand it. Like Dr. Malcolm explained, there are factors that are involved, God knows them, a few ones that I can think of is, how flat is her hand, how steady, those tiny wrinkles in her skin, how many drops of water, and where they are dropped.
"or", signifying a change of thought. "a way for the lightning" Scientists, as far as I know, have determined that the lightning goes up and down. Just the part that goes up is invisible or something like that. There is a way the electricity works. We may not know for sure, but yet God knows, teaches us what we can handle, and then we apply it. Now we have computers, lights, vehicles, all kinds of things all essentially running on lightning.
26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;
For this cause or purpose, did God create the water course or lightning. For it to rain on the earth, where there is no one to water, or dig irrigation ditches. This brings a new spin onto that first part, the dividing of the watercourse. Now I think of the water cycle. The course of transfer and changes that it goes through. Streams into rivers, rivers into oceans, evaporates all along the way, forming clouds that then water the earth by mist or rain, starting the cycle over again.
Diffidently a division of dry land from the water, for the water is used upon it.
Also, a fun note, that I am not sure of, is that lightning, when it strikes the ground, introduces more nitrogen into the soil. I am not sure if that is because of the lightning itself, or because it jump-starts the bacteria contained therein.
I also like the reference to "where no man is" and "wherein there is no man". Where was man when the earth was created? Nowhere, for he was not created yet. Just in the spirit.
27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
Lastly, for this cause to, water, the desolate or barren ground. Then, God makes a reference to what He created on the third day, plants. This is why the there needs to be rain and moisture on the dry, or not so dry, ground. To bring forth plants. Plants are useful to everything, to create oxygen, feed animals and even people. It is this next step that was in preparation for life, but not quite yet.
I hope that you enjoyed this. I covered some scientific subjects that honestly I barely know anything about, so please take that with a grain of salt. I am just trying to apply what knowledge I currently have, but I hope that you learned something.