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IS THE YOUNG MAN ABSALOM SAFE?

TORCHWORLD MINISTRIES

ARTICLE BY APOSTLE JOSEPH MINTAH
YOUTHFUL AND USEFUL FRIDAY

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Today’s topic was a question David asked his soldiers as they came back from pursuing his son Absalom who had staged a revolt to overthrow his father David from being King(2 Samuel 18:32).
This same question can be asked today’s generation. If you are a young man or young woman reading this, insert your name and ask yourself the same question.

The season of youth is the most exciting in our lives. It is a time when we are strong and available. Our passions, drives and desires are active and sharp at this time of our lives. One of the many blessings of this season of our lives is adventurism. Every young person is adventurous. It is a gift from God. it helps us to discover new things, chart new paths and posses the future. While old men dream dreams, young men see visions (Acts 2:17).

Most of the decisions which affect our entire lives are taken during our youthful days. Examples of these decisions are, which course to study, who to marry, which job to do etc.
But the problem is, this is also the time that we are least experienced. Inexperience is one of the major challenges of young people.
Young People think they know but in fact they don’t know much especially about life. They are inexperienced. Look at some examples in the Bible 1Chronicles 29:1, Judges 8:20.

Despite their inexperience, another weakness is that they look to their peers for answers to their problems. Forgetting that their peers are often as confused as they are. An example in the Bible is Rehoboam (2 Chr 10:8-14).
But God has provided safeguards for the youth. In this world of rapid change and increasing evil, what you need as a young person is a Guide.
The guide God has provided is in

Psalm 119:9
How can a young man keep his ways pure (SAFE, UNTAINTED, STRAIGHT)? By taking heed according to thy WORD.

The only way for the young man or woman to be safe in this evil, fast, engulfing world is to stay in the word.

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