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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22nd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST-Epistle
TEXT: 2 Thessalonians 3:(1-5), 6-13
TITLE: "Takin' Care of Business
Keep away from every brother who is idle...If a man shall not work, neither should he eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:6b, 10b
Dagwood Bumstad of comic strip fame in 'Blondie' once said, "You can't learn laziness. You either got it or you don't!" It would appear the group Bachman-Turner-Overdrive 'got it!' Their song-"Takin' Care of Business" attestation: "People see you havin' fun, justa lyin' in the sun, tell them that you like it this way. It's the work that's real boring, and we're all self-employed, we love to work at nothin' all day!"
Dagwood implies laziness comes by nature and he's right! Going back to the very beginning; It was to Adam's blessing to have work. His life was given purpose by being a gardener and 'namer' of all things. The Bible says, "Go to the ant!" OK! In doing so, we find the opposite of natural laziness. Little Andy and Alayna Ant are marvelous little creatures programmed (created) by God to be non-stop, little working machines! Even ants have purpose. They are part of God's great, big wonderful world and they help keep it in balance. God has given our lives purpose as well! Not only in work, but as God's Children, we naturally share the Gospel to a fallen world. In all our God-given work, we find satisfaction and pleasure knowing it's for God's glory and our blessing. Thanks for the lesson Andy and Alayna!
Dear Heavenly Father, give me wisdom to see Your purpose for my life and the zeal and strength to carry it out, in Jesus Name, Amen.