Open Heaven For Teens 4 March 2024: King Shallum

Open Heaven For Teens 4 March 2024: King Shallum

TOPIC: King Shallum [Open Heaven for Teens 4 March 2024]

MEMORISE: Be not deceived: God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7

READ: 2 Kings 15:13-15

13 Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of Uzziah king of Judah; and he reigned a full month in Samaria.

14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and his conspiracy which he made, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

MESSAGE

King Shallum murdered his predecessor, and he was celebrated by the people instead of being apprehended. He must have possessed a great deal of confidence to think that his action would be justified before the people. Sadly, he received his reward quickly because he reigned as a wicked king for only a month before he was assassinated.

As Jesus said, “All who draw the sword will die by the sword” (Matthew 26:52); this pathetic story of Shallum also emphasises that everyone will reap the harvest of their actions, whether instantly or in future. Therefore, be careful of the seeds you are sowing presently through your actions, words, lifestyle, character, et cetera because a time will come when you will be served your own dish.

If you show love to someone today, God will surround your life with people who will genuinely love you; however, if you do evil, be ready to bear the consequences, whether now or in old age.

KEY POINT

Sow the right seeds through your thoughts, actions, and words daily.

HYMN 21: NEARER, MY GOD TO THEE

1.⁠ ⁠Nearer, my God to Thee,
Nearer to Thee;
E’en though it be a cross
That raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to Thee,(2ce)
Nearer to Thee!

2.⁠ ⁠Though, like the wanderer,
The sun gone down,
Darkness be over me,
My rest a stone,
Yet in my dreams I’d be
Nearer, my God, to Thee,(2ce)
Nearer to Thee

3.⁠ ⁠There let the way appear
Steps unto heaven;
All that Thou send’st to me
In mercy given;
Angels to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to Thee,(2ce)
Nearer to Thee

4.⁠ ⁠Then with my waking thoughts
Bright with thy praise,
Out of my stony grief
Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be
Nearer, my God to thee,(2ce)
Nearer to Thee!

5.⁠ ⁠Or if on joyful wing
Cleaving thy sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
Upwards I fly
Still all my songs shall be,
Nearer my God to thee,(2ce)
Nearer to Thee!

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 2:1-3:51; Mark 11:27-12:17

Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:

Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus’ name Amen.

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