OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL SUNDAY 2ND JULY 2023 – DIVINE HELP I
The Topic of Open Heavens for 2nd July 2023 Is “Divine Help I”
MEMORISE: Psalm 121:2
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
READ: Psalm 121:1-8
I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to [a]be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your [b]keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall [c]preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve[d] your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.
OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY
The kind of help anyone can render is determined either by the person’s might or capability. Nobody can give what he or she does not have. This makes divine help very desirable since it comes from the unlimited God. David knew this secret and penned what we have as part of our text for today. He said, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2).
The following are the steps we must take to secure divine help: First, we must fear and trust the One who has unlimited power to help. Psalm 37:39-40 says that the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord and that He shall help and deliver them from the wicked because they trust Him. The deliver them from the wicked because they trust Him. The 146 says: “I cried with my whole heart; hear me,O Lord:I will keep thy statutes. I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.”
Unfortunately, many self-professing Christians do not want to hear anything about the law of God and would rather overstretch the place of grace to the point of lawlessness. This is not God’s will. The third step for those who would benefit from Divine help is to call on the Lord for the needed help. The Bible says in Exodus 20:3: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
Looking up to anything or anyone apart from God is idolatry. This is dangerous because our God is a jealous God (Exodus 20:5). As a matter of fact, we shortchange ourselves by trusting in man that is limited rather than trusting the Almighty, the Unlimited God.
The Bible says: Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horse, because they are strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord. Isaiah 31:1 Beloved, I encourage you to surrender your life to Jesus, live righteously and look up to God alone for help. He will never let you down.
Hymn 5 Blessed Assurance
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