Topic: Condescend [Teens Open Heavens 15, May 2018]
Memorise: Be of the same mind one towards another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your conceits. Romans 12:6
Read: Isaiah 66:1-2 (KJV)
1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
Bible In One Year: 2 Kings 12-14, John 5:25-47
God leads by example. Before he tells you to humble yourself and serve others, he has done it time and again. Some people consider themselves too high to be reached. If you are ‘high’ and you stay up there, you will be unable to reach out to those who are low. Most of the people you are expected to know less about God and His ways, probably have never even heard about God, have little or no means of livelihood, have little or no education, et cetera. The ability to condescend to their level is humility. Do you look down on people who are less privileged than you? Do you laugh at them and make fun of their clothes? If yes then you are not being Christ-like.
You should learn not to look down on people who are less privileged. You should come to their level and help them to improve whenever there is an opportunity for that. In situations where you see people who have very little, and you have more than enough to spare, reach out to them, and give them a measure from what you have. In doing this, you will be showing the love of Christ to them, and this is greater than any sermon you can ever preach to them.
Action Point: Prayerfully, reach out to 10 people below your status and show them the love of God.
If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Teen Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye’’
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 died 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 known 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.