* Is it.
In northern latitudes, thunder and rain are far from being
un-common during harvest. But rain is hardly ever known in
Palestine during that season, which commences about the end of
June, or beginning of July. This fact is abundantly confirmed
by modern travellers, and is demonstrative to every
unprejudiced reader of the Holy Scriptures, that the thunder
and rain, which at Samuel's invocation, was sent at this
season of the year, was a miraculous interposition of the
power of God; for we read in ver. 16, it was a "great thing
which the Lord will do." Thus were the Israelites warned of
their sin in having asked a king, and of the omnipotence of
that God, whose gracious promises they virtually neglected by
* I will call.
7:9,10 Jos 10:12 Ps 99:6 Jer 15:1 Jas 5:16-18
* your wickedness.