Topic: A Backsliding Tongue [Teens Open Heavens 18, May 2018]
Memorise: Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. – Colossians 4:6
Read: 1 John 2:15-17 (KJV)
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Bible In One Year: 2 Kings 20-22, John 6:45-71
Today’s reading commands us not to love the world. It is possible to live in the world and not love it. It is possible to live in the world and not be defiled by worldly pollution and allurement. What are the worldly things you must avoid? You must avoid worldly language. Matthew 12:36 says one day, you will account for the misuse of your tongue. As a child of God, you are to speak like Christ, it is wrong for you to use swear words. It is wrong to say things that fan the embers of lust, greed or vengeance in someone. It is wrong for you to swear, no matter the situation. People should be able to take your word as the truth. Your tongue is not to insult or abuse anyone no matter how nasty or provoking they are.
Prayer Point: Ask God to give you the grace to watch your mouth.
If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Teen Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye’’
1. I am Thine O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.
Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.
2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.
3. Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!
4. There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.
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.