OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: THURSDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2020.
THEME: CHOOSE YOUR KING WISELY.
Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning! Ecclesiastes 10:16
READ: Ecclesiastes 10:16-18
16 Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!
17 Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
18 By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
As seen in our memory verse today, if the King of a territory is a child, the whole land suffers the woe. In other words, you must choose your own leaders very carefully. Whenever you have the opportunity to elect a leader in your country or an association you belong to, learn to put sentiments aside and elect a mature and responsible person with a credible track record.
Any single lady that has more than one suitor has a decision to make. She could choose based on looks, money or God’s will. If she chooses based on money and looks alone, she will face the music when the time comes. However, if she chooses God will, then she is on the path towards having a great marriage and a wonderful family.
Beloved sister, marriage is a lifetime commitment; imagine how terrible it would be to have an immature king for the rest of your life. Older women who married immature men must have ignored the red flag they saw during courtship. Are you also ignoring the signs of immaturity and irresponsible in that man courting you? Proverbs 6:10-11 says:
“ Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.”
Run when you meet a man who is always sleeping when he should be working, or playing when he should be studying.
Before you decide on a local church to attend, watch the Pastor’s attitude closely. A Pastor could be anointed but immature. These ones could be linked to babies handling guns; so much power in immature hands. Elisha was like that when he first received the anointing in 2 Kings 2:23-24. Forty-two children lost their lives in a single day because he became angry when they began to call him names. After that day, Elisha learnt to control his temper. An immature leader whether spiritual or in the secular world is dangerous. Choose your leaders wisely.
Father, please give me the gift of discernment so I may please You with my choices.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Thessalonians 1-5
2 Thessalonians 1-3
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 18: MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE.
- My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!
- May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire!
- While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.
- When ends life’s transient dream,
When death’s cold, sullen stream
Shall o’er me roll;
Blest Savior, then in love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Oh, bear me safe above,
A ransomed soul!