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LESSONS FROM THE STARS (PLEIADES AND ORION) (5 of 7)
Lessons from "Father" Nature
Ken D. Trivette
I. LOOK AT THE STARS!
A. A Mythology Point of View
B. An Astrology Point of View
II. LISTEN TO THE STARS!
A. The Delightful Times of Life
B. The Distressful Times of Life
III. LEARN FROM THE STARS!
A. The Certainty of the Seasons
B. The Changing of the Seasons
1. We read in Genesis 1:16 that on the fourth day,
"God made two great lights; the greater light to rule
the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he
made the stars also." At night we can look up into the
sky and see thousands of stars on parade as they
testify to the handiwork of God. The Psalmist declared
in Psalm 19:1, "The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament sheweth His handiwork."
2. I read this week that approximately 7,000 stars can
be seen from earth without a telescope, but only 2,000
can be seen at one place at any time. Yet, what is
beheld with the eye is but a fraction of the stars
that exist in the universe. According to one source I
read this week, by estimating how many stars there are
in our Galaxy and by estimating how many Galaxies
there are, it is estimated that there are about 3
thousand million billion stars (that's 3 with 16
zeroes after it). 1
3. Listen to what the Psalmist said in Psalm 147:4,
"He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them
all by their names." God knows the exact number of
stars that are in the Universe. He does not have to
estimate. Let's say there are 3 thousand million
billion stars in the Universe. He counts every one of
the 3 thousand million billion stars, and furthermore,
calls each of the 3 thousand million billion stars by
4. As you read the Bible you find that God mentions a
few of the stars that He calls by name. An example is
found in our text. He says to Job, "Canst thou bind
the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the ...
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