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: Hebrews 4:1-13 (14-16)
TITLE: Take a Break
"Let us make every effort therefore, to enter into that rest" Hebrews 4:11
Have you ever been to the top of a real tall building and looked down? It seems as though the people are like little ants scurrying about, constant motion. God would have us learn from the ant:. Proverbs says, "Go to the ant you sluggard and consider its ways and be wise...it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." In other words, don't be lazy; work! Ants are minuscule work-workaholics! Maybe that's OK for 6 days of the week but they don't stop there. They work 24/7! That would be what God would not want us to learn from the ant.
God would want us to rest as He did after 6 days. To recharge, if you will, our batteries of body and spirit as well as take opportunity to worship Him. As one of His 10 commandments, we recognize the importance of rest. Common sense, conscience, and the Holy Spirit help us define and discern work. For those who must work on Sundays, God knows. They still have opportunity to rest on one of the other 6 days for His glory and their blessing. In a sense, we rest each day in the Lord. We receive His gift of peace even as we scurry about doing the things He's purposed us to do. As believers, we also have another rest in mind; our eternal rest with our Lord and believing loved ones. Praise God for rest!
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the rest I have in you, even amidst my busy-ness and trials, and help me to find time for others, in Jesus' Name, Amen.