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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22nd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST-Old Testament
TEXT: Malachi 4:1-6
TITLE: Take a Praise Pill
But for you who revere my Name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from their stall. Malachi 4:2
Life can sometimes be monotonous. Same morning alarm, same morning bathroom routine, same oatmeal for breakfast, same old, same old at work, same routine after work-flop on the couch, turn on the same negative evening news, leftovers for supper, same bathroom routine before going to bed, close your eyes and the next thing you know; "rrriiiinnnngggg!" Same morning alarm, etc. etc. Refreshed? Hardly!
Monotony is really a sickness; not just a physical or mental one, but a spiritual one that's a product of our fallen nature. Thank God, there's healing for monotony. Our text says it's found in revering the Name of God. I like to simply call it, our praise pill! As Christians, we know we're not exempt from monotony. We all have our m-days! Especially when we find ourselves always looking at the same old the problem of me, myself, and I. God never intended His Children to view life as drudgery nor to look totally inward to ourselves for answers. Rather, He intends for each of us to look to Him and find joy in Him and what He's called us to do. Life's never boring when we take His opportunities to share His Gospel! But for those days we find monotonous and full of self, take a pill; a praise pill! There's joy in Him and His forever unfolding mysteries of life!
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the child-like joy I find in the faith of a child You've blessed me with, in Jesus Name, Amen.