OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL DATE :2 SEPTEMBER THURSDAY 2021
THEME:IT SHALL BE WELL
“Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.” – (Isaiah 3:10)
READ: Isaiah 3:10-11 (KJV)
10. Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him; for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
11. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him; for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
The Almighty God whose words can never fail (Isaiah 55:11) is the One who has said we should say unto the righteous that it shall be well with them (Isaiah 3:10). The importance of any statement depends on the person speaking. God is Alpha and Omega (Revelation 12,13); He declares the end from the beginning (Isaiah 48:10) and nothing can change His promise that says it shall be well with a particular group of people – the righteous.
So, the question is “Are you amongst the righteous?” The first step towards becoming righteous is surrendering your life to Jesus Christ. He is the only One who can make us righteous. Romans 10:4 says: For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth. Congratulations if you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. The next step then is to remain in Him so you can produce much fruit (John 15:4-5). It indeed would be a complete mockery of the whole sacrifice of Jesus if He saved us from sin only for us to continue in it.
If you have fulfilled or made up your mind to fulfil the conditions described above, I speak the word of the Lord into your life today: It shall be well with you, in Jesus’ name. The statement “it shall be well with you” however means different things to different people. To the sick, it means he or she will be healed (Matthew 12:15). To the poor, it means his or her wealth is guaranteed because the Lord is the One who gives power to get wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18).
To the captive, it means the fellow will be delivered. Our God is the Lord of hosts. He will destroy all the forces holding such a person captive (Isaiah 49:25). To the barren it means that the person shall conceive; He is the One able to raise children out of stones (Matthew 3:9). To the one who has been experiencing failure, it means success is coming, for God is the Great Promoter (Psalm 75:6-7).
I believe strongly that God wants to do something special for His children in this season. Remember, His word can never fail. What He has said must surely come to pass. Hold on to His word in faith and you will never be disappointed. It shall certainly be well with you, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Thank God for making you righteous and for assuring you of a glorious tomorrow.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 5-6
O GOD, OUR HELP IN AGES PAST
1. O 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 defence is sure.
3. Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her 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. The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their lives and cares,
Are carried downward by your flood,
And lost in foll’wing years.
6. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.
7. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come:
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.