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It doesn't take more than a few moments of pondering to realize how profound and symbolic is the hand. It's used to express care, can cause harm, we use it to communicate, represents power, authority, and position. We worship with our hands, wipe away tear, create and build - and even to defend orate away a life. Ultimately, the hand represents the PERSONHOOD of a person. We look at the hand: the lines, fingers, nails, and marvel at all that it can do and what it says about us. As with our lips, it appears to be just as important to consider what we do with our hands.
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ISAIAH 49:1-2 Yahweh called me as his own before I was born and named me while I was still in my mother’s womb. He give me words that pierce and penetrate. He hid me and protected me in the shadow of his hand. [TPT]
ISAIAH 49:14-15 But Zion has said, “Yahweh has forsaken me. My Lord has forgotten—I’m all alone. Yahweh responds, “But how could a loving mother forget her nursing child and not deeply love the one she bore? Even if there is a mother who forgets her child, I could never, no never, forget you. Can’t you? I have cared your name on the palms of my hands! [TPT]
PROVERBS 1:24 …Because I have called and you have refused [to answer], have stretched out my hand and no man has heeded it…[AMPC]
[NLT] I called you so often, but you wouldn’t come. I reached out to you, but you paid no attention.
PROVERBS 10:12 Arise, O Lord! O God, lift up Your hand; forget not the humble [patient and crushed]. [AMPC]
PROVERBS 10:14 But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief,To repay it by Your hand.The helpless commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless. [NKJV]