OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2018: USE YOUR HANDS WISELY
MEMORISE: And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: Matthew 5:30a
Please read: Matthew 5:30
Your hands are probably the most active part of your body. You use your hands when you want to eat, pick something up, write, for handshakes,
and much more.
Your hands are busy almost all day, and without your hands there are a whole
lot of things that you wouldn’t be able to do except with special training.
If your hands are as important as this, then you need to watch what you do with them. Do you
use them to fight rather than make peace? Do you use your hands to flip the pages of romance novels rather than pages of your Bible? Do you
use your hands to caress the wrong things rather than to play instruments for God?
From Jesus’ statement in the memory verse for
today, we see that our hands can be a hindering factor from entering Heaven; take conscious effort to watch what you do with your hands
from now on.
Look at both your hands and say: “My hands, you will only do things that will glorify God from now on in Jesus’ name”
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
4.But we never can prove the delights of His
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will
Never fear, only trust and obey.