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Today’s 333 Devotional: “The Center of the Universe”
People have been searching for something to guide their lives by. Throughout time humanity has been searching the heavens for meaning.
Three heavens are found in the Bible.
• The first is our atmosphere. In 1 Kings 14:11 it talks about the birds of heaven, or the birds of the air.
• The second heaven is the universe. In Deuteronomy 4:19 it says, “Take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven.”
• The third heaven is the dwelling place of God. This was the place where Paul went in 2 Corinthians 12:2-4. He was caught up to the “third heaven,” which he describes as Paradise.
The third heaven is where the throne of God resides. Beyond our universe “a throne is set in heaven” (Revelation 4:2). When we look at what happens in the first six verses of Revelation chapter four it becomes clear that everything in heaven is located in relationship to it. The first six verses say, “around the throne, “from (or out of) the throne,” “before the throne,” and “in the midst of the throne.”
The reason everything centers upon the throne is because the Lord God is the One sitting on it.
Like the North Star is set in the heavens and is constantly guiding sailors on their way, the throne of God is the fixed center of the universe. Could it reside in the space behind the North Star?
Behind the North Star there exist empty space. Stars and Galaxies are found in all directions, but there is an empty space in the northern part of the universe.
Job said, “God stretches out the north over empty space … (and) He covers the face of His throne, and spreads His cloud over it.” (Job 26:7, 9)
And so, the center of the Universe and our lives is the Lord, and when we look to Him He will guide us.
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