Open Heaven For Teens 9 March 2024: King Jehoahaz

Open Heaven For Teens 9 March 2024: King Jehoahaz

TOPIC: King Jehoahaz [Open Heaven for Teens 9 March 2024]

MEMORISE: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse US from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

READ: 2 Kings 13:1-9

1 In the three and twentieth year of Joash the son of Ahaziah king of Judah Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years.

2 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.

3 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of Hazael king of Syria, and into the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael, all their days.

4 And Jehoahaz besought the LORD, and the LORD hearkened unto him: for he saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them.

5 (And the LORD gave Israel a saviour, so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians: and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents, as beforetime.

6 Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)

7 Neither did he leave of the people to Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the king of Syria had destroyed them, and had made them like the dust by threshing.

8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, and all that he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

9 And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; and they buried him in Samaria: and Joash his son reigned in his stead.

MESSAGE

King Jehoahaz ruled the Northern Kingdom of Israel after the death of his father, King Jehu. Jehoahaz’s reign was marked by sin and disobedience. The Bible reading for today shows that Jehoahaz was a wicked king who followed the example of his predecessors and worshiped idols. As a result, the Lord became angry with Israel and allowed their enemies, the Arameans, to oppress them. In distress, the people of Israel cried out to the Lord for help. However, despite the sin and disobedience of the people of Israel, the Lord still heard their cry for help and had compassion on them only because they turned back to Him (2 Kings 13:4-5).

The life of King Jehoahaz teaches that sin leads to suffering. When you turn away from God to worship idols or pursue selfish desires, you open the door to the enemy to afflict you. The consequences of sin may not always be immediate, but they will come eventually, especially when a sinner fails to repent.

Beloved, if you are living in sin, repent and forsake them now, and God will show you mercy.

KEY POINT

God despises sin.

HYMN 3 – DRAW ME NEARER

1 I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith,
And be closer drawn to Thee.

CHORUS:
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

2 Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.

3 Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God,
I commune as friend with friend!

4 There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 11:24-13:33 Mark 14:22-52

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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