Key Verse: Verse 31 - “Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?”
Key Words: influences of the Pleiades
If people are going to follow you, then you must to some degree have some influence in this life. The problem is that many times we are so dedicated to man that their influence keeps me from seeing the truth; i.e., the Mormons and Joseph Smith, the Catholics and the Pope, the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Charles Tare Russell.
For centuries people believed that Aristotle was right when he said that the heavier the object, the faster it would fall to the earth. Aristotle was regarded as the greatest thinker of all time, and surely he would not be wrong. Anyone, of course, could have taken two objects, one heavy and one light, and dropped them from a great height to see whether or not the heavier object landed first. But no one did until nearly 2,000 years after Aristotle’s death. In 1589 Galileo summoned learned professors to the base of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then he went to the top and pushed off a ten-pound weight and a one-pound weight. Both landed at the same instant. The power of belief was so strong, however, that the professors denied their eyesight. They continued to say Aristotle was right.
All of us influence someone. We must all make sure that our influence is God-ward, not man-ward.
✞ Use your influence for God’s glory, not your own.
P. S. The Pleiades are the mythical sisters of Atlas who saved the people from Orion. The story was a myth but the people were so influenced by it one could never conclude that it was a myth.
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