Open Heaven For Teens 26 December 2022 – Dangers Of Idleness

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Open Heaven For Teens 26 December 2022 – Dangers Of Idleness

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TOPIC: Dangers Of Idleness [Open Heaven for Teens 26 December 2022]


MEMORISE: He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. Proverbs 18:9

Also Read: Open Heaven 26 December 2022 – Divine Love II


READ: 2 Samuel 11:1-17

  1. And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.
  2. And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
  3. And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?
  4. And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.
  5. And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.
  6. And David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David.
  7. And when Uriah was come unto him, David demanded of him how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war prospered.
  8. And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king’s house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the king.
  9. But Uriah slept at the door of the king’s house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.
  10. And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from thy journey? why then didst thou not go down unto thine house?
  11. And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.
  12. And David said to Uriah, Tarry here to day also, and to morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day, and the morrow.
  13. And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.
  14. And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.
  15. And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.
  16. And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were.
  17. And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell some of the people of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died also.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Revelation 17:1-18, Zechariah 1-3


MESSAGE:


There is a popular saying that an idle mind is the devils workshop. This saying is very true as seen in the life of King David whose warriors were at the battleground fighting while he lounged at the top of his palace. While at it, he saw Bathsheba, had an affair with her, killed her husband and was punished by God. If he had been on the battlefield with his soldiers, he probably wouldn’t have fallen prey to adultery.


Another example is Solomon. He was the wisest and wealthiest man that has ever lived, yet he wrote the book of Ecclesiastes with a tone of depression. Solomon never went to war, so, after building the temple of God, he had nothing to occupy him. No wonder he had so many wives and concubines who drew his heart away from God. Whenever you are idle, you are a likely tool in the hand of the devil. Never see any spare time as free, use it effectively. Read a book, learn something new. Use your holiday from school to acquire a skill.


KEY POINT:


While you think you are killing time, the devil is busy trying to kill your destiny


HYMN: I Am Thine O Lord

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.


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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