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Monday, October 24, 2011

one of Owen's verses

In my (almost) daily Bible reading, I love to use the One Year Bible.  It's a great way to get through the whole thing in a year and everyday you read an old testament and new testament chunk,a Psalm, and Proverb.  So when the book of Jeremiah is killing you (like this past month for me) you know there will be something else that speaks to you that day. :)

Anyways, onto the real reason for this post.  Last Thursday, we read a chunk in Psalm that had been something I've prayed over Owen before he was born.  I like to only pray certain verses of it which would make some of VLI profs cringe, but well, there's still lots of power in the words.

Owen's name means young warrior. I love that meaning when I think of trying to raise a soldier for Jesus.  Even though these verses were written about David, I like to pray them over my little warrior:

Psalm 89:19-37
19Long ago you spoke in a vision to your faithful people.
   You said, “I have raised up a warrior.
      I have selected him from the common people to be king.

 20 I have found my servant David.
      I have anointed him with my holy oil.
 21 I will steady him with my hand;
      with my powerful arm I will make him strong.

 22 His enemies will not defeat him,
      nor will the wicked overpower him.
 23 I will beat down his adversaries before him
      and destroy those who hate him.
 24 My faithfulness and unfailing love will be with him,
      and by my authority he will grow in power
 25 I will extend his rule over the sea,
      his dominion over the rivers.
 26 And he will call out to me, ‘You are my Father,
      my God, and the Rock of my salvation.’

 27 I will make him my firstborn son,
      the mightiest king on earth.
 28 I will love him and be kind to him forever;
      my covenant with him will never end.

 29 I will preserve an heir for him;
      his throne will be as endless as the days of heaven.
 30 But if his descendants forsake my instructions
      and fail to obey my regulations,
 31 if they do not obey my decrees
      and fail to keep my commands,
 32 then I will punish their sin with the rod,
      and their disobedience with beating.
 33 But I will never stop loving him
      nor fail to keep my promise to him.

 34 No, I will not break my covenant;
      I will not take back a single word I said.

 35 I have sworn an oath to David,
      and in my holiness I cannot lie:
 36 His dynasty will go on forever;
      his kingdom will endure as the sun.
 37 It will be as eternal as the moon,
      my faithful witness in the sky!”


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