DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Open Heaven 27th October 2021 – Ungodly Sorrow Leads To Damnation

Open Heaven 27th October 2021 Devotional

Open Heaven 27th October 2021 RCCG Devotional Daily Devotional Guide By Pastor E.A Adeboye

Topic: Ungodly Sorrow Leads To Damnation

Memorise
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. – Proverbs 17:22

Read
Matthew 27:3-8
3. Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

4. Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

5. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

6. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

7. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.

8. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

Open Heaven 27th October 2021 RCCG Devotional Message

The type of sorrow that Judas Iscariot experienced is undesirable. I pray that you will not experience such sorrow in your life, in Jesus name. Peter’s sorrow is seen as godly because it led to repentance while that of Judas Iscariot is ungodly because it led to his death (2 Corinthians 7:10).

When a person thinks he or she can outsmart the Lord, the result is ungodly sorrow. What makes man think he can outsmart God is greed and materialistic tendencies. 1 Timothy 6:6-8 says: “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”

Judas Iscariot obviously had allowed greed to establish and grow within his heart. It was recorded in John 12:6 that he had been stealing from the purse Jesus asked him to keep. The greed then grew to the extent that he decided to betray the Lord Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. He probably imagined that he could swindle the Jewish leaders. Judas probably expected that Jesus could not be arrested because he had witnessed Him escaping from the hands of the Jews before (Luke 4:28-30).

Judas however came to know the import of what he had done when he realised that Jesus surrendered Himself to be arrested and was condemned. This made Judas very sorrowful. Matthew 27:3, Matthew 27:5 says: “Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.”

This type of sorrow however is ungodly as it led to despair, frustration, regret and eventually suicide. Some Christians today also exhibit ungodly sorrow not for committing sin, but for getting caught. This kind of sorrow does not lead to genuine repentance but rather dries up the bones as we read in our memory verse today. May this never be our portion, in the mighty name of Jesus.

Prayer Point
Father, please don’t let the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and pride of life drown me in ungodly sorrow, in Jesus’ name.

Bible in One Year
2 Chronicles 21:1-20 , 2 Chronicles 22:1-12 , 2 Chronicles 23:1-21 , 2 Chronicles 24:1-27 , 2 Chronicles 25:1-28 , 2 Chronicles 26:1-23

HYMN: Are You Washed In The Blood

1. Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

CHORUS
Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless?
Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

2. Are you walking daily by the Savior’s side?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

3. When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?

4. Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;
There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,
O be washed in the blood of the Lamb!

RCCG Open Heaven 27th October 2021 | 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 church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

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