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God understands its way; and He knows its place. 24 For He looks to the ends of the earth, and sees everything under the heavens. 25 When He imparted weight to the wind, and meted out the waters by measure... Job 28:23-25 (NAS)

At first, one might not think that air or wind has any weight at all to it.  However as science began to discover and measure the weight and pressure exerted by the wind and air, this statement in the book of Job became more and more meaningful.  The barometer (invented in A.D. 1600's) is what is used today to measure the weight of air.

A Barometer measures "Barometric Pressure"

Barometric Pressure is defined as the weight or pressure exerted by the atmosphere at a given point. Its measurement can be expressed in several ways. One is in millibars. Another is in inches or millimeters of mercury.

Atmospheric pressure is defined as the force per unit area exerted by the weight of the atmosphere above a point on or above the earth's surface.

The atmosphere is defined as the gaseous or air portion of the physical environment that encircles a planet.

In short, a barometer measures the force per unit area exerted by the weight of the air...or simply, it measures force caused by the weight of the air.

Why Look at God's Creation...The Things That Have Been Made?

In this lesson we have provided just a few of perhaps thousands of examples of the intelligent design in the creation.  From the complex programming of each single DNA molecule to the unimaginable complexity of the galaxies and solar systems that surround us, we can see the mark of intelligent design.  Just looking at the human body...the precision of the eye...the engineering of the cardiovascular system...the interrelationship of the joints, ligaments, nerves...all of these speak to the intelligence of God in His creation:

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. Romans 1:20 (NAS)

In looking at God's creation, we get just a faint glimpse of His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature.  Some choose to look at God's creation, but they choose not to put their faith and trust in God.  We challenge you to look and then to put your full faith and trust in the one true God who created all that we see and know by His word:

By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:3 (NAS)

"And I said, "I beseech Thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments..." Nehemiah 1:5 (NAS)

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