OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS THURSDAY 5TH APRIL 2018: GOD HAS A RE PLACEMENT I
MEMORISE: And Samuel said unto him, The Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this
day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou. 1 Samuel 15:28
Please read: 1 Samuel 15:1-28
God has a replacement for every person who He gives a task or an assignment to. In His infinite wisdom, God has lots of alternatives in the event that the person who He gives a task refuses to carry out that task.
Using King Saul as a case study, God instructed him to completely destroy
the Amalekites, but in his foolishness, he decided to selectively obey God’s instructions which ultimately led to his being replaced by David.
Whenever God gives you an instruction, you should listen carefully to what He says and do your best to obey that instruction to the letter so that God does not replace you.
The danger of being replaced by God is that the presence of God leaves the life of the person who has been replaced.
When the presence of.God is no more with a person, demons will come
and torment that person as was the case of Saul as seen in 1 Samuel 16:14. May God never replace you, and may His presence never depart from you!
As a child of God, do everything within your power to always please God and obey Him.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 15-17
1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His
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
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
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
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will
Never fear, only trust and obey.