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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

172 Scriptures Mentioning “Child”—76 - 80.  Prayer at end.

In one Internet search for the word child, 172 passages were listed.
Here are five of them.

It may be interesting to see the context in which this word is placed.  It may be worthwhile to ponder the passage and sort out the meaning of this word among the others in any passage.  It may be surprising how many thoughts will pop up unheralded to stretch our thinking a bit in God’s direction.

Does the word refer to a specific child?  If so, who is it?  What was this child’s place in the world? 

Is the scripture one that brings joy?  Sadness?  Contemplation?
Does “child” refer to the Saviour in some of the entries?
What does “child” mean to you in one passage or another?

In the pro-life world, a child takes a primary center place.  That is where new human life begins, with a child, a baby. 

Ecclesiastes 4:8
There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.
Ecclesiastes 4:13
Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.

Ecclesiastes 4:15
I considered all the living which walk under the sun, with the second child that shall stand up in his stead.

Ecclesiastes 10:16
Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!

Ecclesiastes 11:5
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

Lord, direct our thoughts to You as we ponder these sentences from Your word, about children.  Lead us to pray for children – in general, those in the womb, some that we know, our own, our friends’ or neighbors’.  Lead us, Lord, to humble prayer for all children

Posted by Gail Richardson on 07/31 at 11:00 AM
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