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Genesis: Why We Should Not Use the Stars as Signs

Updated on April 26, 2018
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Lois is a Christian. She has over 10 years of experience from the military and has worked over 25 years in manufacturing.

The stars are there to show us God's handiwork.  When I look at the stars on a clear night, I am filled with wonder.
The stars are there to show us God's handiwork. When I look at the stars on a clear night, I am filled with wonder. | Source

Psalm: 8:3 “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained” (KJV).

The stars are there to show us God's handiwork. When I look at the stars on a clear night, I am filled with wonder. How can anyone see this beauty and doubt that there is a God? People who believe in the Big Bang Theory are highly misled. If such a thing happened, it would look like chaos all around us, not this perfect lineup of the stars and constellations. All one a person would have to do is pick up a deck of cards and throw them on the ground. The cards would be scattered all over the room and not perfectly lined up.

Romans 1:19 “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for Got hath sheweth it unto them” (KJV).

Romans 1:20 “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (KJV):

Do not take the sun, moon, stars and everything else in the universe for granted. They are there for a purpose and a reason. God created these and they are reminders of God’s awesome creative powers. However, the stars were not put in the sky to act as signs. How many of you open up to a certain section of the newspaper to see what your horoscope has to tell you? While most of us do this as a form of amusement, to see if the reading is accurate, some take the readings seriously. There are some people who refuse to leave their homes because the reading tells them that the day will be a bad one. When we read the horoscope for guidance, we are going against God’s will. We are not asking God for guidance.

God did put the stars in the sky as signs for us in a sense. Back in the Biblical days, people did use the stars as a means of navigation. The did not have GPS devices attached to the camels as they were traveling. They used both the stars and the sun to give them direction as they moved from one place to another. They also were able to use the position of the stars at night to tell the time and to track the seasons.

A starlit sky at night
A starlit sky at night | Source

Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding” (KJV).

Proverbs 3:6 “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will direct thy paths” (KJV).

When you use other means to get through the difficulties of life, such as reading the horoscope or paying a large amount of money for a psychic, you are not putting your entire trust in God. He is there for you to act as a guide. All you have to do is ask him for help whenever you need it and, even though you may not hear him, he will give you the wisdom to head in the right direction. If you still believe you can get your answers through a psychic, think twice about going to see one. You may miss your chance of living an eternal life in heaven.

Deuteronomy 18:10 “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch” (KJV).

Deuteronomy 18:11 “Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer’ (KJV).
Leviticus 19:26: “Ye shall not eat anything with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times” (KJV).

Deuteronomy 18:14: “For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observer of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do” (KJV).

Deuteronomy 16:12 “For all that do these things are in abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee” (KJV).

There are many references in the Bible that speak against witchcraft, sorcery and necromancy. Using stars for prophetic means is just another form of these. Do not fall into that trap.

Stars reflection on a lake.
Stars reflection on a lake. | Source

Worship the Creator and Not the Creation

Psalms 33:8-9

8. Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast (KJV).

Creation reveals that God exists. He is the only one powerful enough one to create something out of nothing. He is the only one wise enough to give order to the world and to make it function. All throughout the Bible, many people including David, Paul, Peter and even Jesus claimed that the creation showed God's almighty power as the following verses state:

Romans 1:20 "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse" (KJV).

Mark 10:6 "But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female" (KJV).

Mark 13:19 "For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be" (KJV).

Romans 8:22 "For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now" (KJV).

2 Peter 3:4 "And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation" KJV).

While the creation is somebody for us to enjoy,we have to be careful that we do not turn from worshiping the creator to shipping the creation. This started to happen during the Biblical times and still happen today. Many people turned to worshiping false gods and idols and forgot about their creator.

Take a look at Romans 1:18-32. These verses talk about when man originally worshiped the true and living God. Then the fell into the trap of worshiping false gods and idols. God did not create man so they would start their spiritual walk by first worshiping the stars and things of nature before they worshiped Him. At the beginning man started at the top, knowing God. However, down the line they stopped worshipping him and turned to false idols. Take a look at the following verses:

Psalm 8:3-4 "What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him" (KJV)?

Isaiah 40 and 45

David looked at the stars and saw the creation and wondered how people could not see it. Isaiah saw the creation and thought it was foolish how people turned to idolatry.

Deuteronomy 16:13 “Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God” (KJV).

God you are the God of creation. Your creation shows your majestic power and awesome design. Because of this gift you gave us to enjoy, I worship you today. You were here first before you made this world and everything that is in it. This creation helps me remember your presence and powers. As the Creator you gave me life. Thank you for giving me this life so I can live for eternity. Thank you Lord Jesus for what you have done for me.


Bible verses taken from Holy Bible, King James Version.

© 2018 Lois Ryan


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