Harvey, Irma and more
Psalm 83:15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
In the text verse the Psalmist asks God to punish the enemies of Israel and God with a mighty wind and storm. In light of the recent events in natural disasters, the question that many ask is: “Is this a punishment from God?” Different people will have a different opinion about these events. The “gloom and doom” people declare that this is some kind of punishment – whether from God or nature for man’s crimes on earth. To the environmentalists it is a sure indication that we have violated the earth and it is a direct result of climate change. The futurists say it is a definite sign of the soon return of Christ and to the atheists and others it is just a natural weather event in the life of earth.
The word “storm” is used eleven times in the Old Testament and it carries varying meaning but always the idea of wind and floods. One time it carries the idea of “terror” that it instills in people.
We must first recognize that God is ultimately in