Isa.58:12


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Behold the moon

When I became aware of the verse written in Jeremiah 31:35, I decided to observe the moon as much as I could to try to understand in any small way just what was assigned to it. I began to watch every new moon that was visible and discovered something interesting.  And what is the verse that piqued my interest?


Jer 31:35  Thus said יהוה, who gives the sun for a light by day, and the laws of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who stirs up the sea, and its waves roar – יהוה of hosts is His Name: 36  “If these laws vanish from before Me,” declares יהוה, “then the seed of Yisra’ĕl shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.”


What laws?    The Strong's number for this word laws in Hebrew is 'chuqqah' which means:  appoint, statute, enactment, an appointment (of time, space, quantity...), task, engrave (like in stone), set.

 

According to this information, this is a law that has been engraved upon the moon.  And what was engraved was an enactment; hence an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage), a statute, or task.


 

Did you know that the moon’s illumination changes shape every day?


Did you know that the moon’s illumination “rocks” through the year?


Did you know that this rocking tells you when you are approaching the beginning of the appointed first month of YHWH’s calendar?


Did you know that each new moon sliver is a different size?


Did you know that by seeing that sliver size generally tells you if it is to be a 29 or 30 day month?


Did you know that the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day?


Did you know the moon follows the sun in its waxing and precedes the sun in its waning?


Did you know that because the moon changes speed in it's eliptical orbit around the earth, it's monthly cycle can vary by up to 13.4 hours each month.  So no one really knows the day or the hour of the actual conjunction of the sun and moon?


The scriptures are full of the marveling of YHWHs sovereign placement of the sun, moon and stars and the assigning of their duties and the covenant He has with them.  How could we possibly think we know the purpose of the moon or its importance?   Who are we to turn our eyes to a man made calendar with calculated mathematical new moons instead of beholding the majesty of His creation and seeing the heavens declare His glory?  Why do  we want to down play their role in His creation?


Gen 1:14  And Elohim said, “Let lights come to be in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and appointed times, and for days and years, 15  and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth.” And it came to be so. 16  And Elohim made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, and the stars. 17  And Elohim set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18  and to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And Elohim saw that it was good


Deu 4:19  and lest you lift up your eyes to the heavens, and shall see the sun, and the moon, and the stars – all the host of the heavens – and you be drawn away into bowing down to them and serving them, which יהוה your Elohim has allotted to all the peoples under all the heavens.


Psa 8:3  For I see Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have established.


Psa 89:37  “Like the moon, it is established forever, And the witness in the heaven is steadfast.” Selah.


Shalom,

Diane