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Personal Journal: The Outline of My Heart

Original Entry Date 5/21/2009: Good Morning, Dear Lord! I’m so happy to wake up with You every morning. It brings the truest joy to my life that I’ve ever known! I have never felt so content as I do in my life as I do now knowing that You are in my life. That’s how I know I am on the right path.
You are so GREAT, You bring serenity to my soul, You are so BEAUTIFUL, You know the complete outline of my heart.

Word of the Day 3/31/2021: I was thinking this morning how fun it would be to post a word study every so often with all of you! Let’s start today!
Word of the Day – Horn
Verse of the Day –

1 Samuel 2:1 NKJV:

And Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the Lord; My horn is exalted in the Lord. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.


1 Samuel 2:10 NKJV:

The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken in pieces;
From heaven He will thunder against them.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth.

“He will give strength to His king,
And exalt the horn of His anointed.”

Horn translated from the Hebrew word “qeren”
Qeren is defined as the following:
1) horn
1a) horn
1b) of strength (fig)
1c) flask (container for oil)
1d) horn (as musical instrument)
1e) horn (of horn-like projections on the altar)
1f) of rays of light
1g) hill

Verse Note from the NET Horns of animals have always functioned as both offensive and defensive weapons for them. As a figure of speech the horn is therefore often used in the Bible as a symbol of human strength (see also in v. 10). The allusion in v. 1 to the horn being lifted high suggests a picture of an animal elevating its head in a display of strength or virility.

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