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OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR WEDNESDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2020: CHOOSE YOUR COMPANY WISELY


THEME: CHOOSE YOUR COMPANY WISELY (DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE)


MEMORY VERSE: 2 Corinthians 6:14

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  


BIBLE READING: Psalm 26:4-5

4. I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

5. I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.


MESSAGE:

You can attract blessings just by being around the right people. Likewise, it is possible to pick up curses by being in the wrong company. That is why the Psalmist said in Psalm 26:4-5:

*“I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.”*

Some time ago, I travelled abroad for a crusade and noted the absence of a particular son of mine who was ill at the time. I went to the hospital and while praying for him, I felt the power of God come down mightily. The next day, I got a report that not only had my son been healed and discharged, but also everyone else in the ward. They got their healing just because they shared the same ward with my son.

Who you associate with has a great influence on what you attract. This is why you must be friends with good Christians. Search for people who are wiser than you and be their friends. Proverbs 13:20 says:  

*“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”*

Don’t stay in the midst of gossips or people jesting about their sinful acts. If you find yourself among those smoking and drinking, leave immediately.

Always choose your partners and associates carefully. Partner with genuine children of God. If the person carries the blessings of God, you can be sure that your project(s) will be blessed. When you are in business with one who is suggesting you cut corners, give bribes or cheat, break such relationships because that fellow will invite the devil into your enterprise. 

God commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves, not that everyone must be our friend. We must choose our friends wisely. Keep your associations pure. 


ACTION POINT:

Dissociate yourself from every ungodly friend today.


HYMNAL: N

EARER, MY GOD TO THEE

1. Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee!

E’en though it be a cross

That raiseth me,

Still all my song shall be


Refrain:

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee!


2. Though like the wanderer, 

The sun gone down,

Darkness be over me, 

My rest a stone;

Yet in my dreams I’d be 


3. There let the way appear, 

Steps unto Heav’n;

All that Thou sendest me, 

In mercy giv’n;

Angels to beckon me 


4. Then, with my waking thoughts 

Bright with Thy praise,

Out of my stony griefs 

Bethel I’ll raise;

So by my woes to be 


5. Or, if on joyful wing 

Cleaving the sky,

Sun, moon, and stars forgot, 

Upward I’ll fly,

Still all my song shall be


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 

Daniel 10-12

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