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: Philippians 4:4-7
TITLE: Rejoice in the Season
"Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice." Philippians 4:4
While riding the hospital elevator, the background muzak happened to be Christmas music. All of a sudden two Nurses began to sing; "Deck the halls with balls of cotton; fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la. Tis the season to feel rotten; fa-la, etc." I thought, "No it isn't! If ever there was a time to rejoice and rejoice always, it would be this time of year!" Yet, we know just because it's Advent and the Christmas season, it doesn't mean the enemy, this fallen world, or our sinful nature takes time off to celebrate it! There's still sick people, violence in the streets, and death. Hardly things to rejoice over regardless the time of year!
Unless...we know the reason for the season! Jesus is that reason for the season! True, we will still have the products of sin, and this fallen world all around us, but spiritually speaking, we can rejoice, and rejoice always, that our Lord has come and is coming again! As the hymn writer of Joy to the World says, 'far as the curse is found!' That includes the temporal world around us from without, as well as that which is within, the spiritual part of you and me. Joy to the world indeed!
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the joy you give me in good times and in bad. Help me to recognize by faith, the joy that remains even in the bad, in Jesus Name, Amen.