The heavens declare
the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.
day uttereth speech, and night unto
night showeth knowledge.
There is no speech, there are no words,
their voice is not heard; but their melody extendeth through all the
earth, and to the end of the world their words—Psa. 19:1-4, Leeser.
pageantry of the heavens daily and nightly should elicit our praise
and adoration, and should inspire in our hearts holy and reverent
devotion. Let the noiseless activity, the perfect obedience to
Divine law, and the blessed shining of the heavenly hosts, impress
their wholesome lessons upon us of zealous activity without
commotion or ostentation; of perfect obedience to the will of Him
who doeth all things well, who is too wise to err and too good to be
unkind; and of letting the glory of the Lord which has illuminated
us shine from us in turn upon every beholder.
passages: Gen. 1:1—2:7; Isa. 40: 26; Job 9: 8, 9; 12: 7-9; 28:
23-26; 37: 16, 18; 38~ 4, 7-10; Psa. 8: 3-9; 104: 2-6, 24; 136: 5-9;
Jer. 51: 15, 16; Rom. 1: 19, 20; Heb. 11: 3,
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