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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14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST-Old Testament
TEXT: Ezekiel 34:11-24
TITLE: Good Lamb Bad Lamb
"I, myself will search for my sheep and look after them." Ezekiel 34:11
Speaking of sheep, remember these lines from Mary Had a Little Lamb:
It followed her to school one day, Which was against the rules.
It made the children laugh and play, to see a lamb at school.
Bad lamb! He's a rule-breaker! We've been known to break a few rules ourselves! The Bible says, "All we like sheep have gone astray, each to its own way." Mary's lamb's own way was following Mary. Seems innocent enough, does it not? After all, the lamb didn't know any better. Plus, he was doing it out of love; a sincere intent! That's got to count for something, right? There may be things in our lives when we think we're doing something right though they're wrong.
We however, know the difference (God's Law written on our hearts!).Yet, sometimes we can twist them so not only does our means justify our ends, but we justify ourselves doing what suits our way rather than God's. Unlike the lamb wrongly following its master, following our Master is both right and good! Yet in following Him, it's essential to keep in mind who's really doing the leading! Sometimes we go off frolicking mindlessly with a smile on our face, eating a clover or two along the way and giving Jesus that 'Come on' wave saying, "Hurry up! Not us good little sheep! Thank God He's the Good Shepherd! The same One who died for all His good and bad little sheep!
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for being my Shepherd and seeking me out when I go astray, in Jesus Name, Amen.