by Doc Adkins
Job 38:12 “Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;”
This is part of the Lord’s answer to Job when in questioning life as it was for him, God reminds him of some really wonderful truths. He mentions several aspects of creation in this chapter.
Job 38:4-7 “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof? When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”
Genesis 1:3-5 All the way back to Genesis we read, “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”
God created light, and the morning for the dayspring.
Genesis 8:22 Then after the flood, God made this promise, “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”
We may experience cold dark winters, but we can be sure that springtime, our seedtime, will follow.
God created the seasons, just as He created day and night and put them in their time and place.
And so, because of all this we are reminded that: “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
I am not usually a “morning person”. I don’t mind rising up early and starting my day, just don’t ask me to like you first thing or talk to you first thing.
But when I wake up and hear the birds singing, and see the bright sunshine peeking through the trees it puts a song in my heart.
I hear complaints about hay fever and allergies brought on by the trees and flowers in bloom.
Others may gripe about the bugs and mosquitoes, but I like springtime.
The Psalmist said, “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
We have many reasons to rejoice. “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.” Psalm 68:19
That little word “Selah”, means “stop and think about it”. God is so good. He not only supplies our needs, but He has also made a way of salvation.
We read in Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.”
Also in I Thessalonians 5:16, “Rejoice evermore.”
If you still can’t think of any reason to rejoice, Christ tells us to “rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20 Rejoice!!!