“…And Let Them be for Signs,…”

I’ve read the creation story in Genesis several times, but this last time through I noticed something I hadn’t paid much attention to before.

Genesis 1:14 says (emphasis added):

¶And God said, Let there be alights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for bsigns, and for cseasons, and for days, and years:

Isn’t it interesting that God sets the stars, moon, and sun aside to be used by Him as signs for His people even before He says that they will help us to measure time?

I think most people, even those who aren’t Christian, know of the significance of the star in the story of Christ’s birth. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I also believe that there was a night of no darkness in the Western Hemisphere at the same time. At the time of Christ’s death, there was great darkness that lasted for multiple days. For the people alive at that time it may have seemed as if all those heavenly bodies had been removed. And, there will be more signs in the heavens at the time of His second coming.

What do you think? Is it important to understand that God set apart the sun, moon and stars to be signs for us?

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One thought on ““…And Let Them be for Signs,…”

  1. I think it is interesting that there is so much diversity in the family of God. In your article you have made a “plug” for the Mormon Church. I am non-denominational. But I also have a very definite viewpoint. I think maybe it is enough that the Lord’s people look to Jesus as the one who took their place on the cross giving them (us) a way to go home. Our faith in God is counted as righteousness… Ofcourse, if our faith is genuine, works follow.

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