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 7:18-28 (29-45)
TITLE: What'd You Expect
"What'd you go out in the desert to see? Luke 7:24b
"What'd you expect?" Many young married couples expect that when they get married, they live happily ever after! Those going on a chartered fishing boat expect to catch fish! Those who place money on an odds on favorite at a horse race expect to win! Jesus is somewhat asking the same question to those who went out in the desert to see John the Baptist. Did you expect a reed shaken by the wind? Or, a man clothed in soft garments? In other words, some namby-pamby, fancy-shmancy, miracle-making-machine prophet? If so, they would sadly be mistaken!" Though John never worked one miracle like the prophets of old, Jesus paid him the greatest compliment in the world... "Of men born of women, there's no one greater than John the Baptist!"
John the Baptizer! They got from him exactly what God promised and what they expected; a baptism for the remission of their sins. When it comes to our Baptism, what can we expect? A new life with the spirit of Jesus dwelling in us; the forgiveness of our sins, and the promise of life eternal. What'd you expect?
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for providing for my every spiritual need through Baptism. Help me trust in You for my temporal needs as well, in Jesus Name, Amen.