OPEN HEAVENS FOR TEENS 23 JANUARY 2019 – FOLLOW PEACE
MEMORISE: Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Hebrews 12:14
Read: Romans 12:17-21
17 Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is honest and proper and noble [aiming to be above reproach] in the sight of everyone.
18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for [God’s] wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay (requite), says the Lord.
20 But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head.
21 Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome (master) evil with good.
As a child of God, you are not supposed to engage in fights and strife with anyone. It is not easy to walk in peace with people who are looking for every opportunity to offend you.
Sometimes, they may even try to hit your siblings or friends, but fighting is not for the children of God. Each time you fight with someone, you are indirectly asking God to fold His hands and see how strong you are. Read – Open Heaven 23 January 2019
Jesus’ instructions is that if they strike you on one cheek, offer the other jaw or cheek also; (Luke 6:29).
Children of God don’t fight for themselves, God fights for them. Romans 12:19 says:
“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”
To follow peace means to avoid any form of trouble. This means that you should avoid arguments or disagreements that can lead to fight.
You don’t have to insist on having your way all the time. Sometimes, you need to let the other person go or win because you want peace.
Father, help me to follow peace with everyone I come in contact with.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
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 does 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 sin;
We will barriers be and a hindrance
To those we are trying to win.