OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS 13 FEBRUARY 2019 – TRUE LOVE

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS 13 FEBRUARY 2019 – TRUE LOVE

MEMORISE: Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 1 Corinthians 13:5

Read: 1 John 4:6-11

6 We are [children] of God. Whoever is learning to know God [progressively to perceive, recognize, and understand God by observation and experience, and to get an ever-clearer knowledge of Him] listens to us; and he who is not of God does not listen or pay attention to us. By this we know (recognize) the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error.

7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him].

8 He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.

9 In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or unique [Son], into the world so that we might live through Him.

10 In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins.

11 Beloved, if God loved us so [very much], we also ought to love one another.

MESSAGE:

The world today has confused love for lust. Love is a person. The Bible tells us that God is love.

He loved us even before we knew Him, this true loved moved Him to sacrifice His only begotten son so that we can be saved. You cannot love if you don’t have love living in you.

Don’t let anyone deceive you that they love and so want to sleep with you, run, that is lust and it destroys. True love is not expressed through kissing and caressing, it is expressed through sacrificial giving. Read – Open Heavens 13 February 2019

“For God so loved the world that He GAVE”, not that He took. Anyone that wants to take your purity because they ‘love’ you actually hates you.

You must also be careful who you collect gifts from, nothing goes for nothing. Sometimes, people give you something pretending to love you, whereas what they really want is to take your purity from you. Direct anyone that brings you a valentine gift tomorrow to an orphanage, there are needy people who need true love there.

KEY POINT:
Anyone who truly loves you will ensure that you are far away from sin, not lure you into sin.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Leviticus 15-17
Matthew 27:1-31

Hymn 10

1. What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

2. Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged;
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
Can we find a Friend so faithful?
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer!

3. Are we weak and heavy laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield You;
You wilt find a solace there.

AUTHORS: Pastor E.A. Adeboye and Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye.

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