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Water is the source that maintains all life on earth. The distribution of water however, is quite varied; many locations have plenty of it while others have very little. Water exists on earth as a solid (ice), liquid or gas (water vapor). Oceans, rivers, clouds, and rain, all of which contain water, are in a frequent state of change (surface water evaporates, cloud water precipitates, rainfall infiltrates the ground, etc.). However, *the total amount of the earth’s water does not change. The circulation and conservation of earth’s water is called the "hydrologic cycle".
Revealed in the Bible: Job 36:27-28 The water cycle was not fully understood until about 30 B.C. by a Roman engineer named Marcus Vitruvius. Yet every aspect of the water cycle was fully revealed to mankind in 1600 B.C.! The Bible’s description is in perfect harmony with modern science. Eccl 1:6-7; 11:3; Job 26:8; Amos 9:6. Vitruvius was 1600 years too late!
In various passages, the Bible describes a hydrologic cycle, the process by which clouds are formed, rain is produced and ground water is replenished. Science made the same discovery in the 1600s, long after the Bible passages were written. Here are the related Bible verses:
Job 26:8: "He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them."
Job 36:27-28: "For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly."
Ecclesiastes 1:6-7: "The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. *All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again."
Source: Scientific Evidences of the Bible’s Inspiratiion
Commentary: Our scientific discoveries should always lead us back to God, because the laws found in the earth and the cosmos are there to speak to us about the very nature and wisdom of God the Creator. Science has never disproved the Bible, but it has confirmed the laws that God has set in place. He wants us to discover the laws that governs the universe, because he wants us to have a faith that is not blind but one that leads us to a closer relationship with Him. You don’t have to understand every scientific principles in the world to understand that God exist, just take a moment to examine the things around you and search the scriptures Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
What possible excuse can you give to God to convince Him that you did not know that He exist ?