Scripture: "Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field," Zechariah 10:1.
Never was the mercy and grace of God more evident than when we consider the goodness of God to those who have long defied and dishonoured Him by backsliding. Not only is there an urging of them to return and the proffering of much mercy but there is clear and simple instructions as to what they must do in order to enter again into the enjoyment of His bounty. Our text is just one such demonstration of this goodness.
The drought was an evidence of their departure from the Lord, 2 Chron 7:13. How we need simple instruction when we have been away from the Lord. How dark is our understanding and dull is our mind. We are like someone laid low in their bed by an illness. They must learn to use their limbs again. They are as weak as babes until that strength and dexterity returns to their enfeebled legs. Much knowledge has been lost by the people of God today. We need such simple instruction as that set down in our text.