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Spiritual Frontlets


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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Old Testament (or 1st) Reading and Frontlet

Epistle Reading and Frontlet

Gospel Reading and Frontlet


LENT 1-Gospel
TEXT: Matthew.4:1-11
TITLE: How To Beat Temptation

"Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil." Matt.4:1

I heard a child once describe germs as "tiny bugs that are very sneaky and can find ways to crawl inside us and make us sick!" That description of germs also parallels satan with his temptations and how he tries to make us spiritually sick with sin. He is both sneaky and clever as witnessed in how he tries to tempt our Lord Jesus. On the one hand, because of our fallen nature we can hear a temptation by satan and sin. On the other hand because of Jesus and the cross, his temptations cannot penetrate we who have been cleansed of sin and made perfect.

The beauty of Jesus victory over Satan in all three temptations is that He didn't have to physically fight, outwit, or perform any miracles. He simply used His Word. As we consider the subtlety and sneakiness of Satan, we recognize we need something more than what we have to offer in defense. God's Word is that means of defense as well as offense. His Word is our Sword of the Spirit; an offensive weapon God's given us to wield against Satan and this world with all their clever deceptions. We also can use it for wisdom; to discern right from wrong, good from evil. This helps us in winning a victory over our own fallen natures as well. Taking on Satan, this world, as well as our sinful self is really too big a challenge for any of us. Yet, with God's Spirit and Word dwelling within us, we have victory!

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for leading us not into temptation and delivering us from evil. May Your Word and Spirit provide what I need to stand, in Jesus Name, Amen.