Open Heaven 29 September 2023

Open Heaven 29 September 2023 Topic: Moderation

Memory Verse: Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. (Philippians 4:5)

Bible Reading: Philippians 4:5-9 (WEB)

5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 

6 In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report: if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, think about these things. 

9 The things which you learned, received, heard, and saw in me: do these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

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Today’s Open Heaven 29 September 2023

Do everything in moderation. The fact that you have enough money to buy as much food as you like does not mean you should eat every time.

Some people used to fast when they were poor but as soon as some money came into their hands, fasting became history.

Even if you don’t want to fast for spiritual reasons, you need to fast for the sake of your health. Truly, you may have a lot to do but that doesn’t mean you should not find a way to spend quality time with your family.

Don’t let success destroy the great things of life. Money is supposed to improve your quality of life, not worsen it.

That you now have a housemaid or other domestic staff does not mean you should not exercise your body anymore.

Every now and then, you still need to engage in some household chores and physical activities. When some people make a little money, they start disrespecting other people they deem to be less fortunate.

If you see a rich and popular fellow who doesn’t respect elders, you have seen someone who is not interested in living long. King Saul became wealthy and influential, so he stopped honouring Prophet Samuel.

The result of that was his life becoming so miserable that he begged to be killed (1 Samuel 31:4). Samson thought because he was strong and influential, he could be with any woman he wanted,

even against the advice of his parents and ended up being captured by his enemies. Don’t let the power that comes with money and success get you to destroy yourself.

The word of God does not teach us to lead a carnal life that pleases the flesh (Romans 8:13). Don’t let comfort bury you before your time.

Put your flesh under to ensure that it is not indulging in things that are not beneficial to you. Believe me honestly, if you always do whatever you feel like, your flesh will begin to rule you.

If you let money, success or fame get into your head, the end will be disastrous. There are more successes to be achieved in the future, but you can only reach them if you are temperate with the ones you have already gotten.

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Today’s Open Heaven 29 September 2023

Points: Don’t let money, success or fame deny you of the greater achievements lying ahead of you.

Hymn: I Am Thine O Lord

Bible in one year: Zechariah 6, Zechariah 7, Zechariah 8, Zechariah 9, Zechariah 10