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: 1 Corinthians 15:21-26, 30-42
TITLE: Good Company, Good Character
"Don't be misled, bad company corrupts good character." 1 Corinthians 15:33
In his book, 'Dominion,' Randy Alcorn describes the reason young boys/girls get involved in gangs and become 'gangbangers!' Basically, it's for love and attention. Since a majority of family's living in low income 'hoods' (neighborhoods), have working mothers and no fathers, gangs can offer a misplaced type of love to replace the love they're not getting at home. Fatherless Ty was a gangbanger wannabe. One day his older 'frend' told him he must do 'the spin' if he wanted to be a true gangbanger. So, Ty spun the cylinder of a 45 which had one chamber loaded. Then, he held the gun to his head and pulled the trigger. Ty was lucky; it clicked. His best friend Jason wasn't so lucky.
People aren't the only source of bad company. Drugs, alcohol and pornography can be equally as bad company. In the movie, Fireproof, Caleb's (Kirk Cameron) father calls afore-mentioned examples parasites. He tells his son; "You must destroy parasites or they will eventually destroy you."
That's exactly what our text is speaking of. The flip-side of our text is obvious; could company enhances good character. As far as family and love are concerned, being fatherless is no excuse. We all have a loving Father in God. Jesus, our brother says, "I am with you always." The Bible also makes good company! Hanging with such company as well as our Christian brothers and sisters we're never at a loss for love and attention.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the love and attention You daily give me along with building my character to suit Your will, in Jesus Name, Amen.