IN THIS OUR SUBJECT WE SHOULD TURN TO THE NINETEENTH PSALM and read the passage which gives indications of God’s purposes:
“For the Heavens declare the Glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiworks. Day by day and night by night cometh forth speech and 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. In them He set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth to run a race. His going forth is from the ends of the heaven, and His circuit unto the ends of it; and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. The law of the LORD is perfect, the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise His Temple.”
Then in Genesis 1:14 He also says: “Let their lights therefore show forth in the firmaments of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and for years.” Signs, and He intended for them to be read. Seasons, He intended for them to be computed. For the measure of the days and of the years also He set the orbits of the heavens and the circuits of His handiworks.
Thus in the 19th., Psalm as He made the decree and talks about the orbit of the earth around the sun in relationship to its passage through the heavens and their constellation, remember that He was to make this statement long before men recognized that the earth did not stand still and the Universe revolve around it. And in the hours when the Psalmist wrote of these things as the pattern of revelation’s inspired him to write, then he wrote of the magnitude of God, of the sun in its position and its orbit, and of the travelling of the earth and the planets in their circuits, and said that there was no line where their voice was not heard.