Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion? Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs?
Although man boasts about his acquired knowledge, power and wealth, the measure of success is superfluous to knowing and understanding God.
Like an athlete competing in a race, the focus of the people of faith must center on the object of our hope—the Lord. The difficulty of the challenge, the obstacles along the way and the exertion required—all fade into the background as the goal becomes the preeminent driving force.
Those espousing biblical principles need not have a head-in-the-sand mentality. We must recognize evil as evil, identify evil as evil and denounce evil as evil.
Joy, gentleness and unsurpassed peace characterize the stability characteristic of the Believer. Paul presents each as an imperative—meaning they all require a choice.
The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?
Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment. The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.
God is not only intensely aware of the broad scope of history as it unfolds on the earth, He is also attentive to what is happening in the lives of individuals.
I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent.