Genesis 1:14-18 (NASB) “Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and seasons and days and years, and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth’; and it was so. God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. God placed them in the expanse [firmament] of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness, and God saw that it was good.”
The main elements of the firmament are the sun ("the great light that governs the day"), the moon ("the small light that governs the night"), and the stars. Our Sun and Moon Graphic T-shirts provide a vintage, high-quality new vision, so if you're interested in the soul of the sun and moon, then check out the Sun and Moon Graphic Tee Collection.
The moon is a symbol of faith. It illuminates our path in the darkness of the spirit. Faith is the guiding force of our "night". When we do not feel the presence of God, our faith becomes the lifeline to the light of the sun.
The sun brings light and warmth to all. It gives life force to the entire solar system - everything revolves around it. The sun is full of unspeakable and infinite power. During the day, we feel its warmth and walk in its light.
You see David praising God in Psalm 136:7-9 saying: “To Him who made the great lights, For His lovingkindness is everlasting: The sun to rule by day, For His lovingkindness is everlasting, The moon and stars to rule by night, For His lovingkindness is everlasting”.
The moon cannot shine on its own. But it reflects the light of the sun. Its purpose is to demonstrate a greater reality - the reality of the Sun. In this way, the moon "serves" the sun.
The sun is the symbol of the light brought by the grace of Jesus Christ. It shows us what salvation looks like and it is a part of every summer and spring. The sun lights our path throughout the day and we can see clearly where we are going. We can see what we are doing and with whom we are interacting. Just like the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ brings light to our life issues so that we can keep the path of righteousness.
The roots are necessary for a plant to have life, and in the same way, a connection with Christ is necessary if we are to have a full spiritual life. Just as a plant shows signs of life according to its roots' health, we can show the qualities of Christ if we draw from him and his teachings.
“I’m not perfect, just forgiven.” It’s a catchy slogan. Who wouldn't want to celebrate forgiveness? After all, God's forgiveness of our sins is at the heart of the gospel (Romans 5:1, 1 John 1:9).
The first half of Psalm 46:10, "Be still and know that I am God," is a popular verse used to encourage believers to be still and silent before the Lord. This interpretation promotes a healthy rest in the presence of the Lord.