He who rules people justly,
He who rules in awe of G-d
is like the light of morning at sunrise,
a morning without clouds ~
[bringing] vegetation out of the earth.
2 Samuel 23.3b-4
If, then, you obey the commandments that I enjoin upon you this day, loving the Lord your G-d and serving Him with all your heart and soul, I will grant the rain for your land in season, the early rain and the late. You shall gather in your new grain and wine and oil~ Deuteronomy 11.13-14
Photograph by Mica Engelhardt.
Seek good and not evil,
That you may live,
And that the L-rd, the G-d of Hosts,
May truly be with you,
As you think.
Hate evil and love good,
And establish justice in the gate;
Perhaps the L-rd, the G-d of Hosts,
Will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
The Lord spoke to Moses saying: Say to the Israelite people:
On the fifteenth day of this seventh month there shall be the Feast of Booths to the Lord, to last seven days. The first day shall be a sacred occasion: you shall not work at your occupations; seven days you shall bring offerings by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall observe a sacred occasion and bring an offering by fire to the Lord; it is a solemn gathering: you shall not work at your occupations.
Mark on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the yield of your land, you shall observe the festival of the Lord to last seven days: a complete rest on the first day, and a complete rest on the eighth day. On the first day you shall take the product of hadar trees, branches of palm trees, boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days. You shall observe it as a festival of the Lord for seven days in the year; you shall observe it in the seventh month as a law for all time, throughout the ages. You shall live in booths seven days; all citizens in Israel shall live in booths, in order that future generations may know that I made the Israelite people live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I the Lord your God.
So Moses declared to the Israelites the set times of the Lord.
- Leviticus 23 (asorensen.wordpress.com)
But ask the beasts, and they will teach you;
The birds of the sky, they will tell you,
Or speak to the earth, it will teach you;
The fish of the sea, they will inform you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the Lord has done this?
In His hand is every living soul
and the breath of all humankind.
With Him are wisdom and courage;
His are counsel and understanding.
Job 12.7-10, 13
So long as the earth endures,
Seed-time and harvest,
Cold and heat,
Summer and winter,
Day and night
Shall not cease.