Open Heaven For Teens 2 May 2021 – Stand By Your Words I

 


Open Heaven For Teens 2 May 2021 – Stand By Your Words I

TOPIC: Stand By Your Words I [Open Heaven for Teens 2 May 2021]


MEMORISE: When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. – Ecclesiastes 5:4


READ: Ecclesiastes 5:1-6


Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.


Also See: OPEN HEAVEN 2 MAY 2021 – DIVINE RESTORATION

Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.

When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.

Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 3-5, Luke 23:1-56


MESSAGE:


God does not joke with His words. When He says He will do a thing, He will do it. The same is expected of us His children particularly in making vows. Today, a lot of Christians are stagnant because they failed to fulfil the vows they made in the past. In Judges 11:1-39 & Judges 12:1-12 , there is the story of Jephthah. The Israelites begged Jephthah to help them fight the Ammonites. He agreed but because he knew the strength of the enemies, he made a vow that whatever come out of his house first to greet him would be sacrificed to God if he won the battle. Unfortunately for him, his only daughter was the first to run out of the house to welcome him back home.


There are great lessons in this story. One of it is, be wise in making vows to God; think before you make a vow. If Jethro had thought his daughter would likely be the first to welcome him back home, probably, he would have just vowed to give God an animal. It was hard for Jethro, but he fulfilled his vow, so, fulfil your vows no matter how difficult it may be.


ACTION POINT:

Think of any vow you have failed to fulfil and fulfil it immediately.


HYMN: ALL TO JESUS I SURRENDER


All to Jesus I surrender,

All to Him I freely give;

I will ever love and trust Him,

In His presence daily live

CHORUS

I surrender all, I surrender all;

All to Thee, my blessed Savior,

I surrender all.


All to Jesus I surrender,

Humbly at His feet I bow;

Worldly pleasures all forsaken,

Take me, Jesus, take me now.

All to Jesus I surrender,

Lord, I give myself to Thee;

Fill me with Thy love and power,

Let Thy blessing fall on me.

All to Jesus I surrender,

Now I feel the sacred flame;

O the joy of full salvation!

Glory, glory to His name!

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.

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