Topic Lessons from Daniel [Open Heavens for Teens 21 March 2019]

Memorise: “For the, that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.” – 1 Samuel 2:30

Read: Ecclesiastes 12:1

1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

Bible In One Year: Joshua 4-6, Luke 2:1-24


According to many Bible scholars, Daniel was in his early teens when he was suddenly taken captive by a pagan land to serve a pagan king. Despite Daniel’s young age, he already had a strong relationship with God, and he ensured that nothing made him lose that relationship.

As a Christian teenager, you have to determine never to compromise your standards no matter how great the pressure is.

Keeping a steady relationship with God was very important to Daniel; the Bible records that Daniel will kneel towards Jerusalem from His window and pray there times every single day. Though he was now in a pagan land, forced to work for a pagan king, he decided not to forget his God; he frequently prayed to Him and purposed never to wrong Him. It was this decision that eventually landed him in the lion’s den and even in the face of that, Daniel didn’t compromise his stand with God.

You will come across many instances where you will be pressed between honouring God and doing what the rest of your friends are doing, when faced with such situations, choose to honour God.

Key Point: Honouring God is equivalent to honouring yourself.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn 6:

  1. Our God, our help in ages past,
    Our hope for years to come,
    Our shelter from the stormy blast,
    And our eternal home:
  2. Under the shadow of your throne
    Your saints have dwelt secure;
    Sufficient is your arm alone,
    And our defense is sure
  3. Before the hills in order stood
    Or earth received its frame,
    From everlasting you are God,
    To endless years the same.
  4. A thousand ages in your sight
    Are like an evening gone
    Short as the watch that ends the night
    Before the rising sun.
  5. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
    Soon bears us all away;
    We fly forgotten, as a dream
    Does at the opening day.
  6. Our God, our help in ages past,
    Our hope for years to come,
    Still be our guard while troubles last,
    And our eternal home!

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.