Topic: Sin Is No Sport [Teens Open Heavens 14, July 2018]
Memorise: It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom. Proverbs 10:23
Read: Proverbs 26:18-19 (KJV)
Bible In One Year: Psalm 13-16, Acts 18
Whenever the Holy Spirit leads, it is meant to take you up. Even when he leads you into a wilderness situation like He did to Jesus, your promotion is around the corner. Whenever you follow the direction of the Holy Spirit, you will find yourself on top. His guidance will take you up. On the other hand, whenever the devil or your flesh leads you, it is meant to bring you down.
When your flesh pushes you to steal or lie for instance, it will not tell you that you will be caught. It usually paints the sin as something pleasant, or even an achievement. Some people even compete on the basis of sin. To them sin is sport. Every competition that does not glorify God is not meant for believers, it is a pathway to hell!
Key Point: If you want negative and positive events to continually move you up, remain attached to the Lord Jesus Christ.
1. I am Thine 0 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.
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.
2. 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.
3. 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!
4. 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.