the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these
things, that brings out their host by number: he calls them all by names by the
greatness of his might, for he is strong in power; not one is missing.
And, the stars and planets do not fail their course. Fittingly, God calls the collection of stars, or the constellations, "hosts" here. The Hebrew word is the one used for groups of soldiers arrayed for battle. Now, think of the Star Generals, lining up their planet soldiers in a battle campaign each night. Set for war? No, just set for their appointment with God, the Commander in Chief.
Psalms 147:4 He telleth the number of the stars; he
calleth them all by their names. (I reverted to the KJV1611 for this verse)
He named the stars and he named us. We are the
crowning glory of His creation.
Isaiah 43:1 But now thus says the LORD that created you, O Jacob, and he
that formed you, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called you
by your name; you are mine.
The Spanish Reina Valera uses the words "te puse nombre," which is literally translated; "I put your name on you," in this verse to say that God named us. I like that way of saying it.
Psalms 8:3-4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have ordained; What is man, that you are
mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him?
God comes down from heaven to visit us, his created. He knows us and loves us.
1 Corinthians 15:39-41 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one
kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fish, and another of
birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of
the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one
glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars:
for one star differs from another star in glory.
Even Paul knew that the sun was a star. And, he knew that some stars were more glorious than others. But God knows much more than the course of the stars and planets; how fast and how far they travel in their journeys. God knows the extent of our course, where we will go and all that we will do, from the beginning of our time on earth, until we lay down in green pastures to await our resurrection in Glory. Makes you want to say with David, why? What are we that God pays attention? Yet, God hears our prayers, and speaks to our heart in return.
Psalms 4:6-8 There are many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift up the
light of your countenance upon us. You have put gladness in my heart, more than
in the time that their grain and their wine increased. I will both lay me down
in peace, and sleep: for you, LORD, only make me dwell in safety.