The outdoor thermometer read 40 degrees Farenheight, but it really was much colder that day.
God loves numbers & speaks through them.
Moses lived in Midian 40 years. Until God spoke to him through the burning bush, to give him the assignment.
Israel wandered 40 years in the wilderness. Until they reached the promised land with Joshua as their leader.
Isaac married at age 40. 20 Years later, his sons were born.
Jesus fasted 40 days (Luke 4:2). Until He came in power to set the captives free and redeem His people.
Psalm 40:1-3 (NIV),
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.