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Our God, The One Who Calls The Stars by Name

Isaiah 40:26 (ESV) … “Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing.”

The living God of the Bible is beyond compare. Isaiah has asked a rhetorical question and now he is preparing to give the answer. ‘To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him?’ (40:18) is a question demanding the answer ‘No one and nothing’.

The Lord our God is the one who has named the stars of heaven and brings them out at night to light up our sky. God is greater than anything on earth (vv. 12–20) or anything in heaven (vv. 21–26). Creation shows His wisdom, power, and immensity. He is greater than the nations and their gods. He founded the earth and sits on the throne of heaven, and nothing is equal to our God, let alone greater than our God.

The next time you are tempted to think that the world is bigger than God, remember the “drop of a bucket” (v. 15) and the “grasshoppers” (v. 22; see Num. 13:33). And if you ever feel so small that you wonder if God really cares about you personally, remember that He knows the name of every star (Isa. 40:26) and your name as well! (See John 10:3, 27.) The same God who numbers and names the stars can heal your broken heart (Ps. 147:3–4).[1]

[1] Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). Be Comforted (pp. 110–111). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

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