Genesis 1:14-19 (NKJV) 14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17 God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
On the fourth day of creation, God set the sun, moon and stars into position in the heavens as light bearers and as means for establishing day and night, and the seasons and the years. The sun provided light during the day and likewise the moon provides light at night along with the stars. The sun rules the day. And the moon rules the night. Now when you look up into the heavens at night and you see the vast number of stars and the great distances between them. You would think that it was a pretty big job to move everything into place. It simply boggles the mind to hypostasize how everything in the universe simply fell into their precise place. But the order of the universe is not the result of chance. Everything was placed in their correct spot by God. And it was not a difficult task for God, He simply “stretch out the heavens like a curtain” (Psalm 104:2 NKJV). With the sun and the moon God divided the light from the darkness. And likewise, God divides right and wrong. And He tells us the difference between them. Just as there is a clear distinction between day and night, there is a clear distinction between right and wrong. For God tells us what is right. God’s Word delineates what is sinful and what is not. Those who continuously study God’s Word and constantly apply the word of righteousness to their lives are able to discern both good and evil (see Hebrews 5:13-14). Our spiritual senses, so to speak, are strengthened through constant use, that is study and application, of the Word of God. God has established certain principles to make it very easy to distinguish between right and wrong. For God is the One who makes the difference. “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8 NKJV). “Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him” (Malachi 3:18 NKJV). That which is righteous and good is equated with serving God. And evil is to reject God and refusing to serve Him. If we make it our goal to serve God and honor Him in everything we do, that is applying Frist Corinthians 10:31 to our lives, then we will understand the difference between right and wrong. And we will know that our life choices bring glory to God. Do this my friend, and you shall have peace in all you do. For “Blessed are those who keep justice, And he who does righteousness at all times!” (Psalm 106:3 NKJV).
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.