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OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL TUESDAY 4TH AUGUST 2020 – REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE II

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL TUESDAY 4TH AUGUST 2020 - REMEMBER LOT'S WIFE II
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OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: TUESDAY 4TH AUGUST 2020

THEME: REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE II

MEMORISE:
Proverbs 10:14 “Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.”

READ: Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

MESSAGE

It is wise to learn from the experience of others, but sometimes, we ourselves have experiences we ought to learn from. Nebuchadnezzar was a man who learnt from his personal experience. God had warned him in a dream and also arranged for Daniel not only to interpret the dream to him, but also to counsel him on how to escape the wrath of God. Unfortunately, he did not heed the warning and for seven years, he ate grass like an animal (Daniel 4). Thank God he got a second chance. By the time he came back to his senses, he had learnt his lessons and recognised Jehovah as the real King. Nobody needed to teach him that again; his experience had done enough. Daniel 4:34 says:

“And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:”

There are however, some foolish people who refuse to either learn from the experience of others or even theirs. Such people usually never live to tell the story. King Pharaoh for example, should have realised, at least by the third plague, that the God of Israel is not a God to fight. Little wonder God hardened his heart afterwards and he did not realise this truth even after the tenth plague and his eventual death (Exodus 9).

Many people talk about the foolishness of Pharaoh, but some are doing the same thing. How can someone who committed adultery and lost some privileges from that act still go back into it? How can someone who stole and was imprisoned come out and steal again? For people who refuse to learn from personal experience, the end will be disastrous if they don’t repent and forsake their sins. A word is enough for the wise.

REFLECTION:
Learn from your past experiences and those of others. Remember Lot’s wife.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
2 Kings 22-23
2 Chronicles 34-35

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 18: MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE

  1. My faith looks up to Thee,
    Thou Lamb of Calvary,
    Saviour divine!
    Now hear me while I pray,
    Take all my guilt away,
    Oh, let me from this day
    Be wholly Thine!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. When ends life’s transient dream,
    When death’s cold, sullen stream
    Shall o’er me roll;
    Blest Saviour, then in love,
    Fear and distrust remove;
    Oh, bear me safe above,
    A ransomed soul!

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