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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EPIPHANY 3-Old Testament
TEXT: Isaiah 9:1-4
TITLE: Light That Brings Joy
"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light." Isa. 9:2a
In C. S. Lewis' book, 'The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe' a curse was cast on the land of Narnia. As a result, there would be only winter. Hence, the land was always cold, bleak and had its own sense of foreboding darkness. Kind of reminds us of our world with its curse brought on by sin. In that book, Aslan-the lion, his death and resurrection erased the curse restoring the warmth, life, color, and light to the land. The parallel of Jesus coming, His life, death and resurrection is all too obvious.
A verse from the popular Christmas song-'Joy To The World' helps explain what has happened to our curse: "No more let sin and sorrow grow, nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow, far as the curse is found!" These prophetic words of Isaiah speak of One coming into a land of darkness and bringing Light. He who is the Light of the world brings light into our lives and where we live as well. Whether it be in Minnesota or the Sudan, whether it be a person of wealth and means or someone orphaned or poor, Jesus brings His Light into our very hearts. The text says, "No more gloom!" Instead, we are blessed with what we find in that Christmas' songs title-JOY!
Dear Heavenly Father, eternal praise to You for the joy You bring to our lives, in Jesus Name, Amen.