Open Heaven For Teens 12 January 2022: Respect All Men
TOPIC: Respect All Men [Open Heaven for Teens 12 January 2022]
MEMORISE: Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. 1 Peter 2:17
READ: John 13:4-5
4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
Respect is a deep regard for the feelings, wishes or rights of others. Everyone is important and worthy of respect because we were all created in the image of God. This was the message our Lord Jesus Christ passed across by His action in today’s Bible text.
Aside from the spiritual implication of washing His disciples’ feet, He showed them that they were of premium worth in His hands. No wonder He provided for them, defended them and took up their issues as though they were His.
As an adolescent, there will be times that your opinion on a matter would be different from others. Irrespective of the familiarity or age difference between you and the person, you must not allow your conversation to degenerate into disrespect.
Just like Jesus, you must respect everyone, most importantly, your parents, as this is a key to having cordial relationships with them. Don’t get discouraged even if people don’t respect you in return, keep sowing the good seed of respect in your attitude because it will make God happy.
If you respect people you can see, it will not be difficult to truly respect the God you cannot see.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Matthew 10:1-23; Genesis 29-30
HYMN: Sing hymn 8
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.