Topic: Accusing God Falsely? [Open Heavens for Teens 5 January 2020]

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MEMORISE: “For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Proverbs 6:26

READ: Job 30:19-26

19 He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.

20 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.

21 Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.

22 Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.

23 For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

24 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.

25 Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?

26 When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 12-14; Matthew 5:1-26

MESSAGE:

Many times when unfortunate things happen, people are quick to blame it on God. They are quick to accuse God for everything that is going wrong with them. God does not have bad thoughts for you. His thoughts towards you are good (Jeremiah 29:11). Rather, it is the devil whose only thought is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10), so wherever you see any of these things in play; it is the devil at work.

You may then say “Why did God allow the devil to operate in my life?” God sometimes leaves the devil to operate due to some conditions, one is sin. 1 John 3:8 says that anyone that sins is of the devil. A sinner is the devil’s property, so he can do with him as he pleases. Secondly, the devil operates in the lives of prayerless Christians. God has given us authority over the devil, but many Christians are too lazy to use that authority through prayers. So when the devil attacks, they are too weak to resist him. Lastly, just like in the case of Job, God allows the devil to operate when he wants to raise a person higher. Once in a while, God allows challenges to come, so that when you overcome these challenges, you will be on a higher level. Before you move to a higher class, you have to go through examinations. There are promotional examinations in the spiritual realm also. Please don’t accuse God wrongly when bad things happen, He still loves you and wants the best for you always.

PRAYER POINT:

Father, I am sorry for Everytime I blamed you for bad things that happened to me. Please help me see your love for me daily in Jesus’ name.

Hymn 9

  1. What a friend we have in Jesus,
    All our sins and griefs to bear!
    What a privilege to carry
    Everything to God in prayer!
    O what peace we often forfeit,
    O what needless pain we bear,
    All because we do not carry
    Everything to God in prayer!
  2. Have we trials and temptations?
    Is there trouble anywhere?
    We should never be discouraged;
    Take it to the Lord in prayer!
    Can we find a Friend so faithful?
    Who will all our sorrows share?
    Jesus knows our every weakness,
    Take it to the Lord in prayer!
  3. Are we weak and heavy laden,
    Cumbered with a load of care?
    Precious Savior, still our refuge,
    Take it to the Lord in prayer.
    Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
    Take it to the Lord in prayer!
    In His arms He’ll take and shield You;
    You wilt find a solace there

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.