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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

172 Scriptures Mentioning “Child”—51 - 55.  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. 

1 Kings 13:2
And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men’s bones shall be burnt upon thee.

1 Kings 14:3
And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, and a cruse of honey, and go to him: he shall tell thee what shall become of the child.

1 Kings 14:12
Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

1 Kings 14:17
And Jeroboam’s wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;

1 Kings 17:21
And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child’s soul come into him again.

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 07/24 at 11:00 AM
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