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LESSONS FROM THE SEA (6 of 7)
Lessons from "Father" Nature
Ken D. Trivette
I. WHAT THE WAVES OF THE SEA PERSONIFY!
A. The Life of the Unconverted Sinner
B. The Limits of the Unbelieving Saint
II. WHAT THE RAGING OF THE SEA TYPIFIES!
A. A Turbulent Life
B. A Triumphant Lord
III. WHAT THE DEPTH OF THE SEA EXEMPLIFIES!
A. How God Deals With Our Sins
B. What God Does With Our Sins
1. Of all the subjects of nature that we have thus
considered, the sea is probably mentioned more in the
Bible than all of them combined. When you consider
that the sea's of the world cover more than 71 percent
of the earth's surface, and contains 97 percent of the
earth's water, it is not surprising that the sea finds
frequent mention in the Bible.
2. Our text reminds us that God is the creator of the
heaven and earth and the sea. In a similar fashion the
Psalmist stated in Psalm 33:6-7, "By the word of the
LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them
by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of
the sea together as a heap: he layeth up the depth in
storehouses." In Psalm 95:5 the Psalmist declared,
"The sea is his, and he made it." The vastness and
magnitude of the sea is but one example of the
vastness and magnitude of God's ability and creative
3. In the Bible you see several references to certain
features of the sea. We read in Psalm 104:25, "So is
this great and wide sea." The word "great" seems to
refer more to the age of the sea than just its size.
The word "wide" speaks of that which is roomy in any
direction and would refer to the immense size and
scope of the sea.
4. Depending on the map or atlas, one may find as many
as seventy water bodies listed as seas, the greatest
being the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Ocean. The
Pacific is the largest, followed by the Atlantic and
then the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Ocean covers more
than 63,800,000 square miles and ...
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