06/22/23 Constellations

READING: Job 37-42, Psalm 1-2

If you’re a regular reader of these devotions, you know that one of the things I love to do is check out the stars at night. So many things amaze me about them: the distance between us, yet we can see them . . . the number of light years it takes for their light to appear on earth . . . their journey across the heavens . . . the differing constellations visible from various places around the world . . . their relation to the moon as it reflects light across the night sky . . . their image through the lens of a telescope. And, God created them all. 

When God finally responded to Job’s concerns, He reminded Job of who He is—and who Job was not—first by asking Job what he knew about creation. In fact, God asked him questions like, “Where were you when I established the earth?” (Job 38:4) and “Have you ever in your life commanded the morning or assigned the dawn its place . . .?” (Job 38:12). Perhaps not surprisingly, the questions God asked that most caught my attention are, “Can you fasten the chains of the Pleiades or loosen the belt of Orion? Can you bring out the constellations in their season and lead the Bear and her cubs?” (Job 38:31-32).

Job could do none of that. Nor can I. All any of us can do is worship the Creator. 

PERSONAL REFLECTION: Might you need to see yourself more today in light of who God is?        

DAILY PRAYER: “God, You are God. I am but dust and ashes.” 



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