God’s Blessings (16:7 – 16:19)

 God’s Blessings

[16:7] And they carry your loads to lands that you could not reach without a great hardship. Surely, your Lord is Compassionate, Most Merciful.
[16:8] And (He created) the horses, the mules, and the donkeys for you to ride, and for luxury. Additionally, He creates what you do not know.
[16:9] GOD points out the paths, including the wrong ones. If He willed, He could have guided all of you.
[16:10] He sends down from the sky water for your drink, and to grow trees for your benefit.
[16:11] With it, He grows for you crops, olives, date palms, grapes, and all kinds of fruits. This is (sufficient) proof for people who think.
[16:12] And He commits, in your service, the night and the day, as well as the sun and the moon. Also, the stars are committed by His command. These are (sufficient) proofs for people who understand.
[16:13] And (He created) for you on earth things of various colors. This is a (sufficient) proof for people who take heed.
[16:14] And He committed the sea to serve you; you eat from it tender meat, and extract jewelry which you wear. And you see the ships roaming it for your commercial benefits, as you seek His bounties, that you may be appreciative.
[16:15] And He placed stabilizers (mountains) on earth, lest it tumbles with you, as well as rivers and roads, that you may be guided.
[16:16] And landmarks, as well as the stars; to be used for navigation.
[16:17] Is One who creates like one who does not create? Would you now take heed?
[16:18] If you count GOD’s blessings, you cannot possibly encompass them. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
[16:19] And GOD knows whatever you conceal and whatever you declare. 

From verse 16:11 through 16:15 is a formula:

Think => Understand => Take Heed => Guided

How does God point out the wrong paths in verse 16:9?

Does not knowing deserve a punishment

[16:119] Yet, as regards those who fall in sin out of ignorance then repent thereafter and reform, your Lord, after this is done, is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[9:115] GOD does not send any people astray, after He had guided them, without first pointing out for them what to expect. GOD is fully aware of all things.

[7:33] Say, “My Lord prohibits only evil deeds, be they obvious or hidden, and sins, and unjustifiable aggression, and to set up beside GOD powerless idols, and to say about GOD what you do not know.” 

[6:120] You shall avoid obvious sins, as well as the hidden ones. Those who have earned sins will surely pay for their transgressions.

Is Your Red The Same as My Red?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evQsOFQju08

 

Optical illusions show how we see | Beau Lotto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5otGNbkuc

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