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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TEXT: 1Cor. 1:10-18
TITLE: Unity; Let's Not Call It Off
"I want to appeal to you, brothers...that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought." 1 Cor.1:10
"You like tomato, I like tomatoe! You like potato, I say potaeto!" Tomato, tomatoe, potato, potatoe, let's call the whole thing off!" That was a line from a Fred Astaire song of the same title. Differences! When it comes to our differences, God would not want us to call the whole thing off! Rather, He would want us to work them out and be united in our mind and thought. We look at the Church in general and see all the different denominations we can't help but wonder how far we've strayed from God's Will. We can wonder the same about unity within our denominations as well with those closest to us.
Later in this epistle we hear these words: "No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God's approval." The 64 dollar question becomes, "Which of us has God's approval?" Though we have differences as well as sin which can separate us from God, by faith-God's gift, we continue to seek unity. Jesus and the cross has removed our separation and differences with God. Our answer to the $64 dollar question becomes simply believing in God and doing His Will in good conscience with obedience to The Holy Spirit. That same Spirit who calls us not to lean on our understanding!
Dear Heavenly Father, all praise and thanks be to You! unite us according to Your Will, In Jesus Name, Amen.