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1 Wind chill index Windmills Jet stream Get wind of something Politicians: how the wind blows Take the wind out of one’s sails Blowing in the wind Jer.18:17

2 I. Biblical Winds Gn.8:1, dried water after the Flood Ex.15:10, served God in Egypt Ec.1:6, circulation of wind

3 Pro.25:23, N wind is the coldest in Palestine; blows from June to Sept.  Arabs: Simoon (poison)  Brings rain (Pro.25:23)  Refreshes (S.Sol.4:16) 1 K.18:43-44, W wind carries moisture from Mediterranean, ends droughts Lk.12:55, S wind brings hot weather

4 II. The East Wind (most mentioned in Bible) Brought locusts, Ex.10:13 (west wind blew them away, v.19) Scorched grain, Gn.41:6, 23, 27 (blew from desert) Withered the vine, Ezk.17:9-10 Dried up springs of water, Ho.13:15

5 Got attention of a disobedient prophet, Jon.1:4 Parched fruit of same prophet, Jon.4:8 Jer.18:17, east wind is violent (22:22)  Job 27:21, carries away…  Ps.48:7, shatters ships the winds of war  In Jeremiah, the winds of war

6 I. Biblical Winds II. The East Wind III. Lessons From The Wind

7 1. Pro.30:1-4, puts us in our place Wisdom literature often begins w. an advertisement Agur does the opposite  Questions emphasize man’s limita- tions (= Job 38-39)  1 Co.8:2 Ps.135:7; Mk.4:39

8 2. Mt.11:7, can cause compromise John would not let winds of opposition silence his message or shut down his mission. He refused to compromise  Peter? Mt.14: :69-75  Disciples? Mk.6:…48, 51 Ac.4-5

9 3. Jn.3:…8, invisible Wind is invisible; we see ieffects New birth is invisible; we see effects  Ac.9:26-27; 1 Pt.1:22-23…; 2:1-3 Wind Invisible See effects in world New birth Invisible See effects in life

10 Mt.7:25…27, serious The same wind destroys one house, assures another (a good foundation)  Ps.1:4, wind blows away chaff  Contrary winds build character Founded on rock (stands) Not founded on rock (falls)

11 Ac.2:2, wind, breath (cf. 2 Pt.1:21)  Recalls Ezk. 37:9-14 Wind brought life to old bones Ac.2, life to old sinners If no changes follow, vain, Ro.6

12 4. Ja.1:6, pictures the doubter Ja.1:5-8 Faith Faith: settled trust, confidence in God Doubt Doubt: be at variance w. oneself  Doubters are unsteady; they waver  World applauds the doubter  Doubters have divided heart, Mt.22:37

13 5. Ja.3:4, big wind, little rudder Sails use winds for power to move; rudders determine direction Ho.8:7 (1 Sm.15; 2 Sm.11-12)  James 3 Tiny rudder: destiny of ship Tiny tongue: destiny of soul

14 6. Acts 27, big wind, big danger Winds can be dangerous to sailors W/o them, they could perish at sea  Ac.27:4, 7, 13-15, 40; 28:13  14, Euroclydon, east-north-east wind, “northeaster”

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16 The most dangerous winds Ep.4:14, Paul writes from Rome  Concerned about a more deadly wind (1 T.1:19-20)  Some deliberately deceive (1 T.4:1-2) Jd.12, all bluster; no show


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