Topic: Upgrade Your Reading [Open Heavens for Teens 30 September 2019]

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Memorise: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:” – Hosea 4:6a

Read: Proverbs 4:5-7

5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Bible In One Year: Isaiah 19-22, Ephesians 2


It’s not difficult to identify a reader by his speech, this is because they display a level of intelligence that gives them a edge over their contemporaries. Reading broadens your horizons. It makes you informed and shapes your thought pattern right. You can’t rise above your knowledge and you can only increase in knowledge by reading. In the past, you had to get to a library and sort through hundreds of books to find something to read, today, innumerable books are available on your phone and you can read them anytime and anywhere. Despite this fact, most of you still never read. Make it a point of duty to read at least one book per month. The more you read, the better your chances of achieving success in life.

The world today can never forget the name Ben Carson, the first surgeon to separate Siamese twins. His mother instilled in him the habit of reading very frequently from childhood, and his reading culture helped him to achieve greatness.

Action Point:

Do you want to be great? Upgrade your reading.

Hymn 9:

1 I am so glad that our Father in heaven
Tells of His love in the book He has given;
Wonderful things in the Bible I see;
This is the dearest, that Jesus loves me.

I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves me, Jesus love me;
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves even me.

2 Though I forget Him and wander away,
Still He doth love me whenever I stray;
Back to His dear loving arms would I flee,
When I remember that Jesus loves me.

3 Oh, if there’s only one song I can sing,
When in His beauty I see the great King,
This shall my song in eternity be,
“Oh, what a wonder that Jesus loves me.”

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.