(Open Heavens for Teens 20 March 2019)
Open Heavens for Teens 20 March 2019 – Lesson From Joseph
OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH 2019
THEME: LESSONS FROM JOSEPH
MEMORISE: And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand. Genesis 39:3
Read: Genesis 39:3-21
3.And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
4.And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
5.And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
6.And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.
7.And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
8.But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
9.There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
10.And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
11.And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
12.And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
13.And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,
14.That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:
15.And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.
16.And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.
17.And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:
18.And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
19.And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.
20.And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
21.But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
Open Heavens for Teens 20 March 2019 Wednesday
In Egypt, Joseph went through many sufferings. However, he eventually triumphed.
Lesson 1: Integrity. Joseph never compromised his stand as a child of God. Even when everything was working against him, he didn’t use that as an excuse to stop obeying God. He made sure to always do what was right even when no one was there to monitor him.
Open Heavens for Teens 20 March 2019 Wednesday: Action Point
Lesson 2: Doing the right thing won’t always lead to a good outcome immediately. When Potiphar’s wife asked Joseph to lie with her, he fled, and that landed him in prison. Joseph did the right thing, but this did not instantly lead to something good. As a child of God, you must be prepared for the reality of our faith. Even Jesus suffered unbearably for sins He didn’t commit, know that doing the right thing may bring trouble and sufferings to you but do it anyway.
Lesson 3: God makes all things work together for the good of those that love His children. When you study the story of Joseph, you will see that God never forsakes His children. No matter how bad things get, at the end of the day, you will realise that every situation linked together to bring you to a beautiful end.
Study the story of Joseph personally and write down other lessons you learn
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Deuteronomy 33-34, Luke 1:24-56
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 theres 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.
AUTHORS: Pastor E.A. Adeboye and Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye.