Israel’s Sons and The Zodiac

Israel’s Sons and The Zodiac
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SAID THE PSALMIST, “THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD; AND THE FIRMAMENT SHEWETH HIS HANDY WORK.” (Psalm 19:1) In this Scripture we have two clauses, the second telling us that the firmament shows or reveals the handiwork of God, or, in other words, that when we look upon the glittering heavens on a dark night there is revealed to us, who dwell upon the earth, the handiwork of God. David was so lost in wonder at the stupendousness of it all, he, together with all of mankind, seeming such mere atoms, that he exclaimed: “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:3-4)

The first part of the sentence does not tell us that the heavens show or reveal the glorious handiwork of God, but that they “Declare” something, and this is the truth that we desire to consider and to which we wish to call your thoughtful attention; that the heavens, as well as showing the handiwork of God, also declare His glory. Now, the heavens, in order to declare, state, or tell anything, must have some way of making it known to us; and this is just what the Psalmist meant when he said: “Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” (Psalm 19:2-4)