“Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said: ‘Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside? Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings? Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years! Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons ? Do you know the laws of the heaven? Would you discredit…me to justify yourself?'” (Job 38:1–4, 19-21, 32-33 and 40:8, NIV 1984).
My Musings – What Is Dark Energy? More is unknown than is known. Albert Einstein was the first person to realize that empty space is not nothing. We [think we] know how much dark energy there is because we [think we] know how it affects the universe’s expansion. Other than that, it is a complete mystery. But it is an important mystery. It [is believed] that roughly 68% of the universe is dark energy. Dark matter [it is believed] makes up about 27%. The rest – everything on Earth, everything ever observed with all of our instruments, all normal matter – [would thus] add up to less than 5% of the universe. (https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/what-is-dark-energy).
Science is quickly becoming the other “god” that man has put before God. We have “exchanged the truth of God for [theories], and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised.” (Romans 1:25, NIV 1984). Theory is stated in terms like “we know,” when in reality we really don’t know what we do not know. A man or woman in a white lab coat is given more credence than He who wore a purple robe. Design is relegated to random chance. We discredit the Creator to justify just about anything but. “Words without knowledge,” design without a designer, creation without a Creator. Do we really know where darkness resides? Do we really know the laws of heaven?
My Advice – Science is a wonderful thing, when viewed in its proper place, and there are many scientists who do just that. Scientific laws and principles that govern creation may be things that we discover, but they are also things that God put in place as He created all that there is (“when I fixed limits for it,” and “this far you may come and no farther,” Job 38:10, 11NIV 1984). Einstein may have been the first man to realize that empty space is not nothing, but God was the One who made it something.
Whenever we use science in an attempt to discredit or explain away God, we are worshipping and serving created things rather than the Creator. “You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not bow down to them or worship them.” (Exodus 20:3, 4–5, NIV 1984). Stand in awe of His (little “c”) creation, and in the order (science) that He made to govern it, but worship only the (big “C”) Creator. “The LORD—he is God! The LORD—he is God!” (1 Kings 18:39, NIV 1984).