A frontlet is something taken from the Old Testament. Some OT believers would literally tie little boxes called 'frontlets' around their foreheads. "Therefore you should lay up these words in your heart and in your soul...may they be as frontlets between your eyes." Deut.11:18 Inside these boxes were reminders; mostly scripture readings and/or things to remind them of God. These devotions are based on this coming week's scripture readings and are intended to both remind you of God, receive the blessing of His Word (for it never returns void-Isaiah 55:11) and prepare your heart and mind for this, His Word for this Sunday.
Devotions for the Week
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14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST-Epistle
TEXT: 1 Timothy 1:(5-11), 12-17
TITLE: Checking Our Gate
"Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 1 Timothy 1:13
The Watergate Scandal will forever remain a black mark on the Presidential legacy of Richard Nixon. There are those who believe that had Nixon come clean early and not tried to cover-up his wrong-doing, he likely would have been forgiven and remained President. Though he was proven to have knowledge of some things, he claims he never knew (was ignorant) of other things. God knows. However instead, he sadly resigned his office in shame..Any and all sins are a result of ignorance; ignorance of God's Law, and there is no excuse, period.
Moses had his Egyptian-gate, Ananias and Saphira their property-gate, Saul his sacrifice-gate, and David his Bathsheba-gate. However, David after seeing his cover-up was fruitless openly confessed, "I have sinned against the Lord. Paul had his Stephen and killing Christians-gate but in the words of our text, he confesses his sins of ignorance. Covering sin can only lead to one kind of gate; hell's! You and me; it could be tax-gate, or lust-gate, or gossip-gate. Whatever the sin, it's size or cover-up doesn't matter, it needs to be confessed . Praise God! For by His grace it's heaven-gate!
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for Jesus and His cross-gate on our behalf though He was a 100% 'ignorant.' Yet He knew our every sin. Help me in my weakness to confess that which I need to confess, in Jesus Name, Amen.