Open Heaven Daily Devotional 29 March 2023
TOPIC: Who Do You Listen To?
MEMORISE: Proverbs 1:10
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
READ: 2 Samuel13:1-15, 23-28
Open Heaven Daily Devotional 29 March 2023 MESSAGE
There is tremendous power in what you allow through your ears into your life. Believe me honestly, what you listen to has the power to shape your beliefs and actions. That is why Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing. Interestingly, fear also comes by hearing. What you hear can determine what you become. This is why you must choose who you listen to carefully.
When you notice that there is someone whose words leave your heart worse than it was before you listened to him or her, please stay away from that fellow immediately. There are many preachers out there who leave holiness out of their messages; please stop listening to them. Anyone who only talks about prosperity and things that excite the crowd will lead people to hell.
There are also people around you whose advice you may want to seek from time to time. Please be careful who you choose to advice you. In our Bible reading for today, Amnon went to the wrong person for advice; this led to a great crisis in his family and his eventual death (2 Samuel 13:23-29). While it is good to receive advice – after all, Proverbs 11:14 says in the multitude of counsellors is safety, you must also be selective of the kind of people you seek counselling from.
Check that fellow’s life first; check how close he is to God because he will only advice you based on his beliefs. Are his beliefs inspired by the word of God or by flesh?
Hymn 24 That Wonderful Name
Bible in one year: 1 Samuel 22-24