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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Before the Throne Wednesday

Welcome to an opportunity to pray scripture over your children today!

As we continue to pray our way through Psalm 119 on behalf of our children, we are looking at verse 18:
"Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law."
The Hebrew word for "open" in this verse is "Galah" and means to bare, strip, uncover, unveil, disclose, reveal; to be uncovered, unveiled, revealed and contains the principal idea of stark exposure.

John Calvin's commentary on this verse was also helpful to me in grasping its full meaning:
"We are blind until God enlightens the eyes of our understanding.  But the Spirit's illumination is not to give secret and wild speculations which have nothing to do with God's Word.  Rather, the Holy Spirit's light brings understanding to Scripture alone, disclosing wondrous things, convincing us of our need of grace and enabling us to comprehend mysteries which surpass our human capacity.  Here therefore, the term 'law' takes in more than the ten commandments, and includes the covenant of eternal salvation."
As I learned that part of the meaning of "open my eyes" included an unveiling, I immediately thought of a New Testament passage that speaks of an unveiling - 2 Corinthians 3:7-18
"Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?  If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness!  For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory.  And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!  Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.  We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away.  But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read.  It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.  Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts.  But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.  Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.  And we who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
Pray today that your children will be given the gift of spiritual understanding of divine truth by the Holy Spirit.  Pray that they will turn to the Lord where the veil over their eyes will be taken away so that they will see clearly and know Christ as their only hope for salvation.

My 2 year old, JennaBeth (on the right) with her friend from church, Jailyn.

*I'm linking this over at Raising Homemakers, and