Dew Whatever may be said as to the source and cause of the dew, Scripture
shows that 1. It descends: it is called the dew 'of Heaven
;' Gen. 27: 28, 39; Dan. 4: 15-33; 'the clouds drop down the dew.' Prov. 3: 20. 2. It falls in the night. Num. 11: 9; Job 29: 19, and disappears when the sun arises in its strength. Ex. 16: 14; Hosea 6: 4; Hosea 13: 3. 3. It is a Blessing
, a refreshment sent by God, and withheld for a Punishment
, or in Discipline
. Ps. 133: 3; Isa. 26: 19; Hag. 1: 10; 1 Kings 17: 1. In the Summer
the dew is very copious in Palestine, and aids greatly in the cultivation of the land. It is typical of the refreshment and strengthening which God sends down upon His people during the night of the absence of their Lord. It will not be needed when the day breaks, and the Sun of Righteousness
arises with healing in His wings. Malachi 4: 2.