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.