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 Believer 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.
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?