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: Luke 6:27-38
TITLE: Super Forgiveness
"Love your enemies; do good to them that hate you." Luke 6:27
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "It's easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business." Fair-weather Christians seem to have no problem with the business of loving one another. However, that quintessence part would be where they would draw a line. In essence, it's what separates the true Christians from the fair-weather ones.
Jesus love is the quintessence example of that kind of forgiveness. His love is the kind that says to those who are driving nails in His hands, spitting upon Him, mocking Him, crucifying Him; "Father, forgive them!" FYI-our sins were also responsible for the nails, crucifixion, etc. Thus, Jesus words are for us as well. Knowing that love is quintessential loving our enemies. Needless to say, that kind of love is a super kind and/or a miracle. And in Jesus is the only place it can be found. Since God has promised to answer our prayers and since He calls us to love our enemies, we turn it right back to Him and pray He provide that super love and ability to forgive for us. By His grace, we're given that love which has a power that's totally unfamiliar to the world in which we live. It's more powerful than all the atom bombs in this world combined! And...it's more than just a moral platitude. It's what it is in being a Christian.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the forgiveness You've given me and all Your children along with that power to forgive even as You have forgiven, in Jesus' Name, Amen.