Open Heaven For Teens 23 March 2024: Look To God

Open Heaven For Teens 23 March 2024: Look To God

TOPIC: Look To God [Open Heaven for Teens 23 March 2024]

MEMORISE: They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. Psalm 125:1

BIBLE TEXT: 2 Chronicles 13:4-12

4 And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim, which is in mount Ephraim, and said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all Israel;

5 Ought ye not to know that the Lord God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?

6 Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, is risen up, and hath rebelled against his lord.

7 And there are gathered unto him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, and could not withstand them.

8 And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the Lord in the hand of the sons of David; and ye be a great multitude, and there are with your golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods.

9 Have ye not cast out the priests of the Lord, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests after the manner of the nations of other lands? so that whosoever cometh to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, the same may be a priest of them that are no gods.

10 But as for us, the Lord is our God, and we have not forsaken him; and the priests, which minister unto the Lord, are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites wait upon their business:

11 And they burn unto the Lord every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense: the shewbread also set they in order upon the pure table; and the candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof, to burn every evening: for we keep the charge of the Lord our God; but ye have forsaken him.

12 And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against the Lord God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper.

MESSAGE

King Abijah, also known as Abijam, was the son of Rehoboam and grandson of Solomon. He ruled the Kingdom of Judah for three years. He was not known for his righteousness or obedience to God but rather for his military prowess.

In the Bible reading for today, we read about the battle between King Abijah and Jeroboam, King of Israel. Despite being outnumbered, King Abijah trusted God and was victorious. His reliance on God and trust in His promises, even in the face of overwhelming odds, is an example worthy of emulation. In a world full of uncertainty and chaos, you must look to God and trust in His sovereignty over all things. No matter what challenges you face at home, school, church, or society, have faith in the promises God has made to you.

Beloved, those who trust in the Lord will never be ashamed. Therefore, I implore you to always trust in God and never give in to the pressures of life.

KEY POINT

Father, help me to trust you even in the midst of uncertainties, in Jesus’ name.

HYMN 18 – Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

1 ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise;
Just to know, “Thus saith the Lord.”

CHORUS
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!

2 O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
Just in simple faith to plunge me
‘Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

3 Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.

4 I’m so glad Learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Saviour, Friend,
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 36:1-18 Deuteronomy 1:1-46

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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