Posted by: Rob Lester | March 14, 2010

Stars are not numberless to God

Ancient scientist Ptolemy physically counted 1,056 stars and confidently estimated there were no more than 3,000 maximum.  The invention of the telescope in 1608 revealed many thousands more.  In 1924 it was estimated there were 100 billion suns in our galaxy alone.  Today, astronomers believe that there may be as many as 100 million galaxies.  That’s a lot of stars!  It also shows that what scientists “know” today may be proven to be in error tomorrow.  Psalm 147:4 says God knows the name of each of the “numberless” stars.  God knows today what man perhaps may discover tomorrow.



  1. I remember before I became a Christian looking up at the stars and being humbled. I knew that if there was someone behind all of that then that someone was very, very, powerful. And He is 🙂

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