So what is so special about the stars and the mountains, you may ask? We know that God created them and they show off God’s splendor and majesty.
So why would we want to be like the stars and the mountains?
Stars shine just like they were created to do
“Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars!” Psalm 148:3 ESV
“He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.” Psalm 147:4 ESV
“Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.” Isaiah 40:26 NIV
The stars praise God by doing just exactly what He created them to do. They are supposed to shine light at night, and that is what happens for their predetermined amount of time.
The stars don’t question God or decide that they would rather do some other job. They don’t compare themselves to the Sun and lament that they can’t be like it.
Mountains stand tall like they were created to do
“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 ESV
“In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also.” Psalm 95:4 ESV
Until other forces of nature cause mountains to crumble, they stand tall pointing to the heavens and to their maker.
The mountains also display the colors that God placed in them. They don’t question God as to why He didn’t make them a different color. In fact, at some point in time they “will break forth into singing” before God.
Humanity does not do what we are created to do
Let’s face it, we are all a bunch of rebels to one degree or another.
We have been questioning God from the beginning of time. We think our ways are better than God’s ways. We are bent on discontent and being ungrateful.
Personally, I prefer being around people who do what they are supposed to do. I shy away from rebels. They are too much trouble and I don’t have time for it. What would have happened if God felt the same way about me?
God treasures us above the stars and the mountains
“What is man, that you make so much of him, and that you set your heart on him …” Job 7:17 ESV
“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” Psalm 8:3-5 ESV
The mountains and the stars are beautiful and they don’t sin. They do exactly what God created them to do.
Humanity on the other hand does sin against God and does what they want even when it is against God’s will.
How grateful I am for God’s mercy and grace. He doesn’t give me what I deserve because of my sin (mercy), and He gives me so many blessings that I don’t deserve (grace). Where would I be if God had said, “I don’t have time or patience for rebels.”
How can I be more like the stars and the mountains?
So here is how we can be more like the stars and the mountains? We need to do God’s will. We are to shine His light to the dark world around us. We are to stand tall and point others to Jesus.
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
We need to ask ourselves, am I doing this?
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