Even to the Moon, and it Shineth not

I was recently at chapel when I espied the moon being covered in cloud, only occasionally allowing her light through. Bildad the Shuhite asks in one of those short chapters of the Bible, Job 25, how man can be righteous before God:

Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:

“Dominion and fear belong to Him;

He makes peace in His high places.

Is there any number to His armies?

Upon whom does His light not rise?

How then can man be righteous before God?

Or how can he be pure who is born of a woman?

If even the moon does not shine,

And the stars are not pure in His sight,

How much less man, who is a maggot,

And a son of man, who is a worm?” (NKJV)

Commenting on the highlighted phrase, early Methodist preacher Joseph Benson observed:

Job 25:5. Behold, even to the moon, and it shineth not —

"The moon, though bright and glorious, if compared with the divine majesty, is without any lustre or glory. By his naming the moon, and thence proceeding to the stars, he shows that he includes the sun also, and all other creatures, and signifies that the brightest and most glorious objects in nature shine not when compared with God’s ineffable and essential brightness. Indeed, the highest order of beings make but small advances to the essential perfection which is in him; so that, when a comparison is made, their highest purity will be little less than impurity, when brought before the standard of divine perfection."

-Joseph Benson, Commentary on the Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments with Notes, Critical, Explanatory, and Practical, 2nd edition, 1811–18, 5 vols.

Is not the moon beautiful? Now think how beautiful is He who crafted her.