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Open Heaven 17 February 2024 Saturday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Don’t Touch His Glory

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Open Heaven 17 February 2024 TOPIC: Don’t Touch His Glory

MEMORISE: “Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.” – Matthew 6:2 (KJV)

READ: Matthew 6:1-4 (KJV)

1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right-hand doeth:

4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 25-26

Open Heaven 17 February 2024 MESSAGE

I have seen people who help others and, at every opportunity, refer to the time they helped them. That is a terrible thing to do, not how God taught us to do good. Jesus said in Matthew 6:3 that when you give alms, you must not let anyone else know about it. In Matthew 5:16, He said that as your light shines and people see your good works, they must glorify God. In other words, you are not to seek any glory for yourself as a result of your good works; all the glory must be to God and God alone.

Also Read: Open Heaven 16 February 2024 – Divine Promotion

When you help someone and go back to tell the fellow, “Remember how I helped you that other time,” you are indirectly trying to make them your prisoner. Never make anyone feel like they owe you because you helped them once. When you do good, do it unto God. Don’t become a pain in somebody’s neck or a source of remembering their shame just because you once helped them. You must note that God ordained you to perform that good deed for that fellow. He already planned on doing it; you were only privileged to be the one He chose to use. Ephesians 2:10 says:

We are his artistry, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God ordained that we should walk in them.

If God created you for good works and ordained that you walk in them, and you turn around to announce the sound works as your own doing, proclaiming yourself as the helper of someone else’s destiny, you are trying to take God’s glory. If you know anything about God, you will see He does not share His glory with any man. Isaiah 42:8 says:

I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

Don’t try to contend with God over the good things He is doing in the lives of others through you. You are merely His vessel, and all the glory must Go to Him. This way, you will receive rewards for the good that you have done rather than face the consequences of trying to take His glory.

Open Heaven 17 February 2024 KEY POINT

Don’t become a pain in someone’s neck just because God used you to help them at one time or another.

Open Heaven 17 February 2024 HYMN 1 – All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name

1 All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall,
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him, crown Him,
crown Him, crown Him;
And crown Him Lord of all!

2 Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
Ye ransomed from the fall,
Ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,

3 Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
The wormwood and the gall,
The wormwood and the gall,
Go, spread your trophies at His feet,

4 Let every kindred, every tribe,
On this terrestrial ball,
On this terrestrial ball,
To Him all majesty ascribe,

5 O that with yonder sacred throng
We at His feet may fall,
We at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,

Open Heavens 2024 Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical churches in the world, and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile, and PC. Open Heaven for Today 2024

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