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: Matt. 11:2-15
TITLE: "The Greatest Man and His Weakness"
"Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist." Matt.11:11
Cassius Clay, a.k.a. Mohammed Ali once proclaimed, "I am the greatest." Who really is the greatest? Some say Augustus Caesar, Mary, Ghandi, Martin Luther, Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, Pope Paul VI, Mohammed, just to mention a few. Jesus answers that question in our text; the camel-haired eater of locusts and wild honey, Zechariah and Elizabeth's son, and Jesus' fore-runner-John the Baptist! This is one of the most comforting texts in all of scripture. Here we have a man who supposedly is the greatest of all people ever born of women, yet he is a man whose faith is shaken. While in prison, John found it necessary to send his disciples to ask of Jesus, "Was He really the Christ?"
We recall the father who had the demoniac son say to Jesus, "Lord, I believe, help me in my unbelief." So it was with John while in prison. The blessing for John and us is that Jesus used His Word as proof. We may have our doubts and faith lapses as well. Especially when in the face of some great trial and we wonder "Is God really real and here for me?" Like John, Jesus assures us with His Word He is the Christ.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for Your Word and dispelling my doubts through Jesus, in His Name, Amen.