Topic: Respect Your Younger Ones [Open Heavens for Teens 22 December 2018]

Memorise: Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Romans 12:10

Read: 1 Peter 2:17 (KJV)

Bible In One Year: Nahum 1-3, Revelation 13


Maintaining a respect-based relationship with people younger than you (especially your younger siblings) can be difficult, especially since what you have grown up to learn is that the younger ones are the ones to respect the older ones. But as we mentioned yesterday, the Bible asked us to respect all men, not just those older than us.

Moreover, everyone was created in the image of God, including children, and they are of high value to God. So they are to be treated with respect too. Don’t talk down at them, don’t send them on errands even you won’t like to be sent on, don’t correct them harshly, don’t use their things without kindly asking them for permission. Very soon, both you and they will become adults and then the age difference wouldn’t matter so much, how you treat them now will determine how they will treat you then.

Prayer Point: Father, please give me the grace to respect my younger ones.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn 13:

  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.

  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. 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.