Topic: Avoid Rejection [Open Heavens for Teens 30 July 2019]
Memorise: “Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;” – Psalm 94:12
Read: Psalms 94:12
12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;
Bible In One Year: Psalm 59-61, Acts 28:16-31
The Holy Bible contains a number of people who were rejected by God. An example is Cain whose sacrifice was rejected after he killed his brother Abel. Ephraim is another example; he was an ardent follower of God but later turned back to idols and was rejected.
What can make God reject a person? If someone keeps committing a sin, and the Holy Spirit keeps cautioning him to stop that sin all to no avail, before long, the person will realise that the cautioning in his conscience has stopped. This is the dangerous point of being left to reprobate minds. If you are committing a sin and God is warning you to stop, you better stop now before He keeps quiet and leaves you alone. It is dangerous for God to reject anyone. Psalm 94:12 says blessed is the man who God corrects, meaning the moment God stop correcting a man, he is cursed.
Father, help me to always listen to you when you correct me.
1 When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for theres no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2 Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3 Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
4 But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5 Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
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.