Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thursday Thoughts - January 9

Maimonides - Guide for the perplexed – 1190 - 3.14.

It has been proved that the distance between the centre of the earth and the outer surface of the sphere of Saturn is a journey of nearly eight thousand seven hundred solar years. Suppose a day’s journey to be forty legal miles of two thousand ordinary cubits, and consider the great and enormous distance! [125,000,000 miles] or in the words of Scripture, “Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!” (Job 22:12); that is to say, learn from the height of the heavens how far we are from comprehending God, for there is an enormous distance between ourselves and these corporeal objects, and the latter are greatly distinguished from us by their position, and hidden from us as regards their essence and most of their actions. How much more incomprehensible therefore is their Maker, who is incorporeal!