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, 15and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was so. 16And God made the two great lights--the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night--and the stars. 17And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
Matthew Henry: The lights of heaven are made to serve us, and they do it faithfully, and shine in their season, without fail: but we are set as lights in this world to serve God; and do we in like manner answer the end of our creation? No, we do not; our light does not shine before God as his lights shine before us…
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
…We burn our Master’s candles, but do not mind our Master’s work.
Clay Miller: Sometimes I get the opportunity and oomph to go outside, lay down, be still and just look at the moon and stars. They have been there all my life, and all the lives before me. They have governed life around me when I see and do not see it happening. They do exactly what they were intended to do. They are doing exactly what God wants them to do, without fail. They are inanimate. We are not. And as Henry says here, we do not answer the end (purpose) we should answer. We like using God’s set up for us…that is, all He has made for us…but we do not like tending to the work for which He created us for… How we need forgiveness and guidance from this time and forever more!!!!