Wednesday - September 16, 2020

“Praise be to the LORD, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.” – 1 Kings 8:56
The Bible speaks the number of stars is innumerable (Genesis 15:5, Jeremiah 33:22). For much of history, most men believed they could count the number of stars. 
In the 16th century, the Danish astronomer Tycho Brah asserted there were a thousand stars in the sky. He cataloged 777 stars and their positions in space relative to earth. Even the great German astronomer Johann Kepler numbered the stars at slightly over one thousand.
Today, through the use of modern telescopes, we know there are many more stars. Dr. David Kornreich, an assistant professor at Ithaca College in New York State, has estimated that there are 10 trillion galaxies in the universe. Multiplying that by the Milky Way's estimated 100 billion stars results in a large number indeed: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars, or a "1" with 24 zeros after it (1 septillion in the American numbering system; 1 quadrillion in the European system). Dr. Kornreich emphasized that number is likely a gross underestimation of the real number of stars. 
The Bible is true and we can trust in God's Promises. Today in prayer, thank Jesus that He keeps His Word, and live by faith in the promises of God.
“The message of promise is the beginning and end of everything that is included in the Bible. It undergirds every word, sometimes openly, sometimes subtly, but it is always there. God’s promises are the common thread that unites the Old and New Testament, the core that makes sixty-six books into one.” – Mark Tabb
God’s Word: “God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” – Numbers 23:19


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