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: Romans 5:12-19
TITLE: The Difference One Can Make
"Consequently, just as the result of the one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men." Romans 5:18
What a difference one man can make! History cites that 45 million-plus people died in World War 2 as a result of the dictatorship of one man-Adolph Hitler. Countless millions have been spared paralysis and death since the discovery of polio vaccine in 1955 by the one man-Jonas Salk. Although we speak millions, these numbers are a drop in the bucket compared to the numbers our text speaks of with Adam and Jesus. On the one hand all men died from the one sin of Adam. On the other hand, all people were saved by the one righteous act of Jesus and the cross.
Adam was the man responsible for death as a result of his one sin. Jesus was the man responsible for life; our life now and for eternity as a result of His one act of righteousness; His death on the cross. Though the world has ever been changed because of Salk's polio vaccine discovery, it has had no effect on sin and people like Adolf Hitler. We all have that same infecting contamination as Hitler, namely sin. Yet because God gifted us with faith in Jesus and like the polio virus erased by Salk's vaccine, so is our sin erased by Christ. We're justified (declared righteous) before our Heavenly Father. We can never overestimate the power of One Living God dwelling within us.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for Your one act of righteousness and changing me from sinner to saint! You've made a difference for me, help me make a difference for others, in Jesus Name, Amen.