Topic: Attitude Towards Neighbours
- And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
- And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
- And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none another commandment greater than these. Mark 12:31
A long time ago, when I lived in Mushin – a then poor suburb of Lagos, Nigeria, my act of good neighbourliness was tested. I and the many other tenants had to manage one another with our differences in a ‘face-to-face’ house, as it is popularly called in Nigeria. I then had to make friends with all my neighbours so that I could win their souls to Christ.
Even if you don’t live in that kind of house, know that your neighbours are those you come in contact with either on the street, in the public bus, at school, Church, even on social media. Your attitude towards them should be good at all times; show them love, help and speak words of kindness to them.
If they are going through hard times or are in need, give and encourage them. Most importantly, pray for them, especially those who hurt you. Your good attitude can change the most unfriendly person to become your lifelong friend.
ACTION POINT: Can your neighbours testify that youre a child of God indeed?
Bible in One Year
Mark 6:33-56 , Numbers 16:1-50 , Numbers 17:1-13
Open Heaven for Teens 26th February 2022 Saturday Devotional Guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye & Pastor (Mrs.) Folu 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.