Astronomical Guidance

Psalms 147:4 – He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.

Lately I have noticed a lot of people posting their Horoscopes Facebook. I assume we have all looked at our Horoscope at one point in our life but when you think about it, what can something like that really offer you? What are some other things of this world that people look to for guidance in their lives? Tarot cards, Fortune Cookies, Tea leaves and Psychics to name a few. Most of these are no different than flipping a coin, the results are random and once in a while they seem to give the correct advice. Psychics aren’t much different . . . and they’re a dime a dozen with some change left over.

Do the stars have significance? Certainly! They are mentioned over 50 times in the Bible. They are revered as one of God’s most wonderful creations. They were and still are to some degree, used by man to navigate from one place to another. However, God did not create them to navigate our lives. He has given us the greatest book ever written to do that, The Bible.

So why are we so quick to look to worldly sources to help us make decisions? Why would you consult the local paper’s Horoscope before you open Proverbs? Why would you place your fate on a deck of cards before you sought God’s will for your situation? I think the main reason is that WE want to control our destiny, thus we seek answers via things that make us feel good about what we are doing. When we seek God’s will, we’re apt to be convicted and the answer can become very different than our worldly heart desires.

God loves us all so much that he sent his son to die for us. Just like he knows all the stars in heaven, he knows the number of hairs on YOUR head (Luke 12:7). Do you know him intimately? That question can be answered with where do you go for advice first? Your Bible or Today’s Horoscope?

Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.


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  1. Great devotional Jim. HE loves us more than all the stars in the heavens and more than the countless grains of sand that cover the beaches. What an awesome Father we have!

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