Open Heaven 31 May 2019 Friday – THE SURE SOURCE OF HELP
Open Heaven 31 May 2019 Memorise: They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. Psalm 34:5
Read: 2nd Kings 6:24-27 Open Heaven 31 May 2019
24 And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.
25 And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass’s head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove’s dung for five pieces of silver.
26 And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.
27 And he said, If the Lord do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?
Open Heaven 31 May 2019
Bible in one year: Leviticus 15-16, Jeremiah 46:20-47:7
Hymnal: Sing hymn 7
Message: – Open Heaven 31 May 2019 Friday Daily Devotional
A lot of Christians see idolatry or idol worship as something no longer happening in our modern age, or only affecting people in very remote parts of the world, and so they do not pay close attention to what the Spirit of the Lord is saying about it.
May I announce to you that idolatry is not just about worshipping idols, it comes in different forms and can indeed be very subtle. One form in which idolatry expresses itself today is the attitude of seeking help from powers other than God Almighty. When we get help from any other source, our allegiance will gradually begin to shift towards such powers that be. God did not mince words when He declared in Exodus 20:5 that He is a jealous God. He is therefore not ready to share those He calls His own with any so-called powers anywhere. Imagine a wife of a great baker going to beg for a loaf of bread from a bachelor living next door, when she has access to her husband’s entire bakery.
This paints a fairly good picture of what it means of God when we His children look away from Him to other creators of His, including the devil and his agents, for help. The most painful thing here is that lasting help does not come from such places. The wife in our illustration can get a loaf of bread from the bachelor and still run out of bread, but she can get an unending supply of bread from her husband’s bakery if only she relies on him alone as her source. God can meet your peculiar needs to the very last detail and supply all of your desires. Zachariah 10:1 says:
Open Heaven 31 May 2019 Friday
“Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bring clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.”
The only sure source of help is the Almighty God, with whom there is no impossibility (Luke 1:37). The response of the king of Israel in today’s Bible reading is very profound, and it should continually resonate in your heart whenever you are in need. Here is God’s immutable promise to His children in Isaiah 41:10:
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Beloved, where are you looking for help? It is a great mistake if you are not looking towards the Almighty God. I encourage you to have faith in God and seek Him for the help you urgently need. He will not fail you. The words of today’s memory verse will be your testimony from today onward in Jesus’ Name. It is well with your soul.
Action Point – Open Heaven 31 May 2019
Cast all your cares upon your heavenly Father today, asking Him to please send you help from His throne of grace, in accordance to His promise in Hebrews 4:16.
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