Open Heaven For Teens 17 March 2024: Honour God’s Name

Open Heaven For Teens 17 March 2024: Honour God’s Name

TOPIC: Honour God’s Name [Open Heaven for Teens 17 March 2024]

MEMORISE: Set your affections on things above, not on things on earth. Colossians 3:2

READ: 2 Samuel 12:7–14 (NLT)

7 Then Nathan said to David, “You are that man! The LORD, the God of Israel, says: I anointed you king of Israel and saved you from the power of Saul.
8 I gave you your master’s house and his wives and the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. And if that had not been enough, I would have given you much, much more.
9 Why, then, have you despised the word of the LORD and done this horrible deed? For you have murdered Uriah the Hittite with the sword of the Ammonites and stolen his wife.
10 From this time on, your family will live by the sword because you have despised me by taking Uriah’s wife to be your own.
11 “This is what the LORD says: Because of what you have done, I will cause your own household to rebel against you. I will give your wives to another man before your very eyes, and he will go to bed with them in public view.
12 You did it secretly, but I will make this happen to you openly in the sight of all Israel.”
13 Then David confessed to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” Nathan replied, “Yes, but the LORD has forgiven you, and you won’t die for this sin.
14 Nevertheless, because you have shown utter contempt for the word of the LORD by doing this, your child will die.”

MESSAGE

A true representative of a family will do everything possible to protect the name of the family. As a child of God, you should put the name of God in good light, which is a hallmark of honour. Honouring God’s name goes beyond lip service; He expects you to prove that you honour Him through your actions. In 1 Samuel 17:1-51, David was angry that an uncircumcised Philistine could boldly insult the God of Israel, and nobody could stand up against him. He took up the challenge to defend God’s name, and God gave him victory.

If you truly hallow God’s name, under no circumstance would you do anything that would make people question your Christianity. You will also not crack or laugh at jokes that ridicule anything about God or the Bible. Many of you would fight if someone insulted your father or mother but feel comfortable when something offensive about the Bible is posted on your social media platform; you would even share it with others. You cannot claim to honour God and do such. Therefore, desist from such acts and honour your Heavenly Father’s name henceforth.

KEY POINT
God honours those who honour Him.

QUIZ
“Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee”.
Which King did the Israelites tell this to?

HYMN 11 – O Lord My God, When Am In Awesome Wonder,

1 ⁠O lord my God!
When am in awesome wonder,
consider all
The worlds thy hands hath made
I see the stars,
I heard the rolling thunder
Thy pow’r thro’ out
The universe displayed

CHORUS
Then sing my soul,
My savior God to thee;
How great Thou art!
How great Thou art!
Then sing my soul,
My savior God to thee;
How great Thou art!
How great Thou art!

2 ⁠Then through the woods
And forest glads I wander,
And hear the birds
Sing sweetly in the tress;
When I look down
From lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook
And feel the gentle breeze;

3 ⁠And when I think
That God, His Son not sparing
Sent Him to die
I scare can take it in;
That on the cross,
My burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died
To take away my sin.

4⁠ ⁠When Christ shall come
With shout of acclamation
And take me home,
What joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow
In humble adoration
And there proclaim,
My God how great Thou art!

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 26:1-51 Luke 2:36-52

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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