“Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:”
In God’s admonition to Israel, He implores them to seek Him and live. God says in verse 6, “Seek the LORD, and ye shall live…” To encourage Israel to seek Him, He reminded them Who He is in the verse above. He is the God who “maketh the seven stars and Orion” as He did in creation. He is the God who “turneth the shadow of death into the morning” as He did by delivering Israel out of Egypt. He is the God who “maketh the day dark with night” as He did to the Egyptians. He is the God who “calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth” as He in Noah’s day. This is the LORD, the omnipotent God. God was simply reminding Israel to seek the One who could do all these things.
My friend, the same God that did these things for Israel can still do it today. Four words remind us that God still has the power to do these works today. Those four words are “maketh,” “turneth,” “calleth,” and “poureth.” The thing to notice about these words is the suffix “-eth.” That suffix reminds us that He still does these things. In other words, whatever God has done in the past, He still has the same power to do today. Let me apply these reminders to your life.
First, God has the power of creation today. If God can create a world out of nothing, He can certainly handle your problems that you face today. It doesn’t matter what the obstacle is that seems to inhibit you from doing the LORD’s work; He still has that power to take your nothing and make something great with it.
Second, God has the power to bring the morning after you have walked through the “shadow of death.” Nobody likes to deal with death and the heartache and hurt that it brings, but your answer to getting through the shadow that death brings over your life will only be found in the LORD. You won’t find that power to overcome the shadow that death puts over your life by hibernating and sulking in your loss, but you will find the power to overcome this shadow in the LORD. Instead of sulking in the shadow, let the LORD show you the morning that can come if you let Him turn the heartache into joy.
Third, God still has the power to silence the enemies that you face. If God can make the day dark, He can certainly watch over and care for you in those times when the enemy tries to oppress you with its power. Stop dwelling on the oppression of the world and its forces and seek the LORD for your help.
Fourth, God still has the power to pour the waters on that which is trying to destroy you. So, you face extreme debt; God has the power to help you overcome that debt. So, you face family or marriage issues where there seems to be no hope; God has the power to pour the waters on those problems and resolve them. So, you face health issues that seem to give you no hope of subsiding; God has the power to pour waters on your health and cause whatever is holding you back to flee. My friend, all I am trying to get you to remember is that the God you serve is the Omnipotent God. The hope of living through your problems is God. Seek Him, and you will find there is life, and life more abundant.