By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
What does the water cycle mean to you? It should stoke your desire for wisdom! Mother Nature is the hallucination of God-haters, just like Santa Claus and the tooth fairy. The great God meticulously created and governs all oceans, springs, and the water cycle, and His infinite wisdom, understanding, and knowledge are clearly displayed in them.
By this natural illustration of how the LORD created and rules water, Solomon exalted the importance of three things - wisdom, understanding, and knowledge (Pr 3:19-20). The value of these things from God's creation and providence should promote them to us. Observing the water cycle exalts the glory of God and the importance of true knowledge.
When He made the earth, about 6000 years ago, God created hydrogen and oxygen, their combination that forms water, the three forms of water, the properties of the three forms, the temperatures at which they change forms, and the amount and location of water in these forms in the universe (Gen 1:1-2,6-10). It was nothing for Him (Gen 1:16)!
Charlie Darwin (Pr 1809-1882) could not be found! The sovereign Judge of all did not order him to appear on earth for about 5800 years. He now knows his fantasies were foolish, for he has met Jehovah, Creator of heaven and earth. He despises his profane and vain babblings, for he knows they are not reasonable or science (II Thess 3:2; I Tim 6:20-21)!
The LORD sent a mist from the ground to water Eden (Gen 2:6). Around 2400 B.C., He broke up the fountains of the deep and opened the windows of heaven to flood the earth (Gen 7:11-12). A year later, He ordained the refraction of light in water to cause rainbows, to remind Noah and other saints there will not be another flood (Gen 9:12-17).
The water cycle is His (Eccl 1:7). Solomon, living around 900 B.C., knew about it in detail from the LORD. Elihu, who never took a course in meteorology from a Darwinian, knew much about water. He wrote about clouds holding water vapor and distilling it in rain upon the earth (Job 36:26-33). He wrote about thunder, lightning, snow, tornadoes, ice, and many other aspects of water and weather (Job 37:1-24). Only God fully knows the springs of the seas, the direction of lightning, and other mysteries (Job 38:1-41).
Consider that a one-inch rainfall, which occurs often, brings 10-15 billion gallons of water on a typical U.S. county! How do puffy clouds, through which airplanes pass easily, hold billions of tons of water? The Lord balances them by His knowledge (Job 37:16)! He numbers the clouds and holds the water in bottles (Job 38:27)!
Human discoveries involving water are only that - discoveries! They are men finally finding things God created and put in place long ago. The wisdom of the one merely finding the invention is infinitely inferior to the wisdom of the Inventor! Human inventions are no greater! They are men finally using the matter God created or properties God ordained long before. God's wisdom excels man's wisdom as light excels darkness!
Man is so ignorant that God must even help him discover or invent (Pr 8:12; Is 28:23-29). Maternal death rates during childbirth in American and European hospitals in the 19th century ran near 25%, until Holmes, Semmelweis, and Pasteur called for doctors to wash their hands, a practice required in 1500 B.C. by the Bible to be done with running water for dealing with infectious diseases (Lev 15:5,13). Praise God for sharing His wisdom!
The blessed Son of God, Jesus of Nazareth, upholds all forms of water and all other things by the word of His power (Heb 1:3). The molecules of the universe consist - are held together - by His great power (Col 1:17), for in Him are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Col 2:3). God made Him wisdom for the benefit of His people (I Cor 1:30). Men shall soon face Him as the Judge of the universe (Acts 17:30-31).
Reader, humble yourself before your Creator and pursue the wisdom and knowledge of His Word with all your heart. There is no other source of light or understanding anywhere else (Ps 119:128; Is 8:20; I Tim 6:3-5; II Tim 3:16-17). The thoughts of man are vain! God is willing to share His wisdom with those who will humble themselves before Him.