OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS 8 MARCH 2019 – GOOD NEIGHBOURLINESS II
MEMORISE: If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 1 John 4:20
Please read: Matthew 22:36-40
As Christians, our driving force and life summation is love. We were saved from our sins by God’s love and through that love, we are being sustained. In simple terms, we are presently who and what we are because God loves us.
As it is with humans, God wants His unconditional love to be reciprocal. It is God’s desire that His children love Him back and live their lives expressing that love to Him daily.
Expressing love isn’t just about saying ‘I love you’, the best way to express your love is through your actions. If you indeed love someone, you will give gifts to that person, spend quality time with that person, speak beautiful words to/about that person, and voluntarily agree to help that person anytime the need arises. Read – Open Heaven 8 March 2019
With this explanation, you will realize that loving God can prove a bit complicated because He is invisible. This is why His words say it is impossible to hate a man that you can see and then profess to love Him that you cannot see. One of the proofs that you truly love God is that you love everyone around you. Because of your good neighbourliness, people should be able to attest beyond any shadow of doubt that you are a child of God.
Lord, I love you with all my heart, please teach me to show you that love by the way I treat others.
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AUTHORS: Pastor E.A. Adeboye and Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye.