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Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Job 38:31
This is one of the many questions that Job is asked of God. What a great chapter to read when you are feeling so Big and boastful, as we cannot answer any of these questions. Our knowledge is that of a newborn child. But how wonderful this book is to remind us at how magnificent He is that we should ponder His supremecy and grace.
“Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.” Job 38:2
Reading the text for this evening’s devotion I was uncertain about what the Pleiades were. For those who don’t know, the Pleiades are an open star cluster located in the constellation of Taurus. It is considered to among one of the nearest clusters to earth and is most obvious to the naked eye. Wow! We also see reference to these stars in the book of Amos.
“He made the Pleiades and Orion; He turns the shadow of death into morning and makes the day dark as night; He calls for the waters of the sea And pours them out on the face of the earth; The Lord (is) His name” Amos 5:8
Spurgeon puts this into perspective in our devotional this evening. He says,
“If inclined to boast of our abilities, the grandeur of nature may soon show us how puny we are.”
How true is this. I am reminded of my youth, living in the mountains of Yosemite, laying in the backyard just gazing into the night and getting lost looking at the millions of stars in the sky. How many of us have done this? How small do we feel? And yet we so often forget this and boast in our abilities, none of which we would have, without the power of our almighty God.
“We cannot move the least of all the twinkling stars, or quench so much as one of the beams of the morning. We speak of power, but the heavens laugh us to scorn.”
I chuckle to myself when I think of today’s political agenda of Global Warming when Spurgeon writes,
“The seasons revolve according to the divine appointment, neither can the whole race of men effect a change therein. Lord, what is man?”
Ah, yes, if only Gore could read this.
More importantly are our spiritual seasons; our power is limited. He is sovereign and looks over all. He wills everything in our life and so it must be. We all live our lives in different seasons, some as dead as winter and some alive as spring. How I pray that we all, brothers and sisters, be alive in Him. If our soul is dead, who is it that can make us alive, Spurgeon writes,
“I cannot with all my longings raise my soul out or her death and dullness, but all things are possible with Thee.”
Are you going through some trials or tribulations? During these trying times in our economy I pray that we remember who can deliver us from our spiritual winter. May we remember who is in control and know that Jesus is our saviour. Amen.