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   Morning Thoughts by Elder Philip Conley

Job 26:7, "He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing."

 This morning, man calls this age in which we are currently dwelling the "Technological Age." Man looks upon this particular period of time as the most advanced age where man is more knowledgeable than he ever has been. Nevertheless, man's knowledge, as a whole in the world, has reached an all time low. While they have made many advances, they are ignorant of the things that matter. The Holy Writ even declares that their knowledge would be ever learning, but that they would never come to the knowledge of the truth. 

Here, we have perhaps the oldest book of the Bible written by a man that had no "technology" to aid his wisdom. However, Job declares things that man "discovered" many, many centuries later. Job says that the Lord hangs the earth upon nothing long before astronauts ever observed such from space. No mythological god holds the earth upon his shoulders, but I did not need science to tell me that. The Lord inspired Job to say and write it in the pages of the Scriptures.   

The Lord also stretches the north over the empty place. There is not a single star (save the North Star) when looking due north into the heavens. The scientists are still baffled by the fact that that area of space seems blank and empty. There should be no wonder when one realizes that the Lord designed it in such a way. Job also had knowledge that the world has a north/south polar axis. David knew that as well when he wrote that our sins are removed as far as the east is from the west. (Psalm 103:12)   

Our LORD remembers our sins and iniquities no more, so there cannot be an East/West pole to the earth. Therefore, a traveler can go west but never reach the east and vice versa. However, man did not “discover” this design of the world until centuries later. So, here, the oldest writer tells us things of the Almighty God before the wisdom of men has even conjured the fact to consider the heavens and their majesty. When someone tells me, "The Bible is out-of-date, and it is just a general guide with stories and fables." My response is, "Maybe that is your impression, but I have to run to keep up with it."



In Hope,

Bro Philip