Topic: Good Neighbourliness I [Open Heavens for Teens 7 March 2019]
Memorise: “For better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.” – Proverbs 27:10b
Read: Proverbs 18:24
24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Bible In One Year: Deuteronomy 3-4, Mark 11:20-33
When you need urgent help, the closest people to you are usually your neigbours, if you have been nice to them, then it will be easy for them to come to your aid, but if you have been cruel to them, then God help you.
The widow of Zarephath was able to get many empty vessels because her neigbours did not hesitate to lend her their vessels. This shows that she had been nice to them earlier. Imagine if she had been cruel to them before, they would have refused to lend her their vessels and she would have lost her miracle. It is also worthy of note that the neigbours had empty vessels to lend to her because they were poor themselves, otherwise, the vessels wouldn’t have been empty. Some teenagers are only nice to the rich children around. This is wrong and dangerous, you may find yourself in a position where you need help one day and the only person that can help you is one of those that you have been looking down on. Be kind to everyone, especially your neigbours, your miracle may just be dependent on that.
What you sow is what you will reap.
1.Is your life a channel of blessing?
Is the love of God flowing through you?
Are you telling the lost of the Savior?
Are you ready His service to do?
Make me a channel of blessing today,
Make me a channel of blessing, I pray;
My life possessing, my service blessing,
Make me a channel of blessing today.
2.Is your life a channel of blessing?
Are you burdened for those that are lost?
Have you urged upon those who are straying
The Savior who does on the cross
3.Is your life a channel of blessing?
Is it a daily telling for Him?
Have you spoken the word of salvation?
To those who are dying in sin?
4.We cannot be channels of blessing
If our lives are not free from sin;
We will barriers be and a hindrance
To those we are trying to win.
Daily Devotional for Teen’s 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.