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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ADVENT 3-Old Testament
TEXT: Zephaniah 3:14-20
TITLE: Good News from Z
"I'll give you back you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes. Zephaniah 3:20
"Out of the night, when the full moon is bright, comes a horseman known as Zorro!" Zorro wore a mask to keep his identity hidden. Zephaniah's name means, 'Yahweh hides!" 3 quick slashes with Zorro's sword and you have his 'Z' trademark! Zephaniah used a sword as to show his trademark...the Word of God; a word that is sharper than any 2-edge sword, able to divide soul and spirit....and thoughts and intents of the heart. Zorro fought to bring about change, justice, and goodness for his people. So was Zephaniah's purpose as he brought them God's Word.
Our text says, God will give Israel back their honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when He restores their fortunes before their very eyes. Again, that is what Zorro sought for his people, in the fictional television program, as it was in real life for God's people. For God would soon restore the conquered children of Israel from Babylon's 70 year reign over them. Zephaniah's restoration of Israel points to our restoration through Jesus; the author of and the very person called...The Word. The Word made flesh for our restoration, forgiveness, and transformation.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for changing my heart and restoring me as one of Your own children, n Jesus Name, Amen.