OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2020.
THEME: HONOR YOUR PARENTS.
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Exodus 20:12
READ: Ephesians 6:1-3
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Today’s memory verse says that you must honor your parents if you do not want to die young. This is because of the law of harvest. Whatever you do to your parents, your children will do to you in future. If you honor your parent, you will live to become a parent and your children will honor you in return. The Bible says that God gets very upset at children who mistreat their parents.
“ Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.” Proverbs 20:20
The above passage tells you that you should watch what you say to or about your parents, so that your light would not be put out in the day time. In other words, if all of a sudden, a child thinks that he/she is now of age and prosperous and need not have any regard for his/her parents anymore, not only would the child die suddenly, he/she would also do so in such a manner as to make people wonder “How can this be?” I want to appeal to you if your parents are still alive, that you honor them, if you want to live long and enjoy the blessings of God.
This is the sole cause of the death of many young people these days, but because it cannot be scientifically proven, many people ignore it. Your parents, no matter how bad they may have been, are the ones chosen by God to bring you to this world. He knew how they would treat you before He allowed you come through them, and since we know that God does all things for our good, then our parents have a part to play in the fulfilment of our destiny. God brought you to this world through them, so the least you could do is to honor them. You may be saying “Oh, you don’t know what my parents have done to me; if you did, you wouldn’t be telling me to honor them”. Well, they may have been horrible to you, but you don’t have to extend the effect of what they did to you by dishonoring them. It is for your own good that you honor them because dishonoring them brings a curse. Forgive them for whatever they have done wrong and begin to honor them as from today. It is God’s will that you do so.
Dishonoring your parents is like committing suicide. Don’t kill yourself.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 24-26
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 30: WHEN WE WALK WITH THE LORD.
1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
4. But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
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