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4816 drought, physical

4816 drought, physical

Drought arises through the absence of rain, leading to severe hardship for those who are affected by it.

Drought may be a sign of God’s displeasure

Dt 11:17 See also Dt 28:22-24; 2Sa 1:21; 1Ki 17:1; Ps 107:33-34; Isa 5:6,13; Jer 2:2-3; Jer 14:1-6; Jer 50:38; Eze 22:23-24; Am 4:7; Hag 1:11; Jas 5:17

The response of believers to drought

It tests their faith 1Ki 17:7; Hab 3:17-18 See also Dt 8:15; Isa 41:17; Isa 48:20-21; Jer 2:5-6; Hos 13:5

It gives opportunity to help others Ac 11:28-29 See also Ge 41:56-57; 1Ki 17:9; 1Ki 18:1-4

Rain is a sign of God’s general favour or of his forgiveness

His general favour Ac 14:17 See also Ge 27:28; Job 5:10; Job 38:25-28; Ps 65:9-10; Ps 147:8; Jer 5:24; Jer 14:22; Mt 5:45

His response to repentance Joel 2:12,23 See also Mal 3:10

His response to obedience Dt 11:13-14 See also Lev 26:3-4

His response to prayer Jas 5:18 See also 1Ki 8:35-36; 1Ki 18:36-46; Zec 10:1

See also

1330God, the provider
4293water
4819dryness
4822famine
4844rain
5569hardship
8358weakness, physical
9210judgment, God’s

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