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And 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 for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
Genesis 1:14-19 {ESV}

Along my journey, I have come to realize that many of the things that have been important to me all my life actually have a great deal of Biblical significance and the stars and the constellations are among those. The celestial bodies brought about on the fourth day of Creation have long held my fascination and I have longed to know more about them for as long as I can remember. I never realized how important that fascination was though until I really began digging into the Word.

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Why study the stars?

Over the course of time, the study of astronomy has become one of the many things that have been lost to believers, mainly because it gets lumped in with the paganism of astrology, zodiacs, and horoscopes. Astronomy, however, is nothing of the like. It is simply a study of God’s Creation as He created it and studying God’s Creation, in my opinion, is always a great way to consistently fuel your wonder and amazement of the God we serve!

God Himself declared that they are “for signs and for seasons, and for days and years” {Gen. 1:14}. This tells me that increasing my familiarity with the stars, planets, and constellations can be a powerful tool in helping me understand His Word and how He chooses to unfold His plan! In addition, it is a great help in gaining deeper understanding of Salvation and how God chose to make it available through Yeshua. It also can help with understanding Bible prophesies as it pertains to the End of Days.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not talking about predicting the end of the world using the stars, or predicting anything using the stars for that matter. That is where many of the pagan elements of star study get it wrong. Only Ruach HaKodesh {the Holy Spirit} can reveal those truths according to the Will of HaShem. But let’s be honest, Bible prophesy is very layered and unraveling it and deciphering its meaning can be an intense process to say the least. HaShem provided many tools to help up with this though and the stars are simply one of those tools.

How do I get past all the paganism to study the facts?

Here recently, making the most of that tool has gotten MUCH easier! I have tried for years to dig through the culture, religion, and philosophy engrained in most of the star studies that are available today with no real success. About a month ago though I got an amazing opportunity to preview a new resource called Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars by Dawnita Fogleman from Fogleman Forerunner for a review over at The Torah Garden. I have to tell you, I was thoroughly impressed!!!

Star Chronicles combines star study and Bible study in a way I personally have never seen before without being overwhelming in either regard. It is a great way to begin your journey into the stars and thus the signs, season, days, and years. You can go as fast or as slow as you would like and, as it was written for homeschool study, you can even get your kids to dig in with you!

How to get a copy of Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars

You can grab your copy from a few different places, depending on your family’s needs. You can get a PDF copy from Dawnita directly at the shop on Folgeman Forerunner for $12. Plus if you buy directly from Dawnita before 4/20/14 and use the code STARMOMS, you will get 25% off that price! If you would prefer paper copy, it is available from Amazon and is currently discounted from $25 to $22.12. The paper copy includes all the features and is printed at 8.5×11 size to make copying pages for use that much easier. I’ve already added the paper copy to the AVI aStore for your convenience.

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You can see what we’ve done with the study so far and read my full review on using Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars at The Torah Garden. My family will also be doing both a 14-week star study and a full year star study on the book and would cherish having you join us on that journey! I think this is an endeavor that will truly bless your Faith and your family!

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