Jer.51:15,16 – It is He who made the earth by His power,
Who established the world by His wisdom,
And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.
When He utters His voice, there is a roar of waters in the heavens,
He makes lightning for the rain.
And He makes the clouds ascend from the end of the earth.
Jeremiah brings some incredible insight to creation and Jesus as the Creator. If Jesus is the Word of God, is that what Jeremiah is describing here? He said that the world was established by His wisdom. He also said that the heavens stretched out by His understanding. Then Jeremiah attributes the roar of the heavens and the weather patterns to the voice of God. What an amazing depiction of Christ as the wisdom, the understanding, and the voice of the Lord. He is seen here as not only the creator of all things but the one orchestrating and upholding the universe. Here is how Adam Clarke describes this powerful passage.
“The omnipotence of God is particularly manifested in the works of creation.
The omniscience of God is particularly seen in the government of the inhabited surface of the globe. What a profusion of wisdom and skill is apparent in that wondrous system of providence by which he governs and provides for every living thing.
Deep thought, comprehensive design, and consummate skill are especially seen in the formation, magnitudes, distances, revolutions, and various affections of the heavenly bodies…. He is the Author of that power of evaporation by which the water is rarified, and, being lighter than the air, ascends in form of vapor, forms clouds, and is ready to be sent down again to water the earth by the action of his lightnings…. And by those same lightnings, and the agency of heat in general, currents of air are formed, moving in various directions, which we call winds.”
Every detail of this glorious creation is operated by the wisdom and power of His voice. The tides, the wind, the sun, and the weather patterns are all carrying about His plans and purposes. This is even more important for us to comprehend as we move closer and closer to the unveiling of the next age. The book of Revelation gives us a glimpse into things to come. It may look like chaos to the natural observer, but those with eyes wide open see the hand of God in all things.