SINCERE MILK: CHILDREN DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2020
THE FACE, NOT THE BACK
TEXT: JEREMIAH 32:30-35
KEY VERSE: “And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction” (Jeremiah 32:33).
A local adage goes thus: “Serious and fruitful communication lies in the eyes”. Turning your back on someone who wants to have a heart-to-heart talk with you is unfriendly and is regarded as an act of rejection. This was what the children of Israel did to God. They turned their backs on God’s instructions and rebelled against His word.
God was not happy with them and therefore allowed their enemies to take them captive. The situation is still the same in this present time. Many children have turned their backs on God. Some call on God but are not willing to do His will. They put on religious garments on the outside of their bodies, but within, they put on the garments of wickedness and ungodliness.
You must make up your mind to turn your face and not your back to God. Obey your godly teachers in the Church, in your family and in your School Fellowship. Cease from speaking evil words, keeping ungodly friends, watching immoral films, telling lies, cheating in examination and fighting. Make a good choice, do God’s Will! Serve Him in righteousness. Speak to persuade others to turn from their disobedience, accept the love of Jesus, love Him and be saved.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to desire Your word and daily increase my love for You.
FURTHER READING: Hosea 7:13-16