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: Ecclesiastes 5:10-20
TITLE: Needs and Wants
"As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owner except to feast his eyes on them!" Ecclesiastes 5:11
Needs and wants; it seems the more we have the harder it is to distinguish between the two! God has never said possessing wealth was evil. The Bible is full of wealthy, Godly people; Abraham, Job, David, Zaccheus, just to mention a few. However, it does say the love of money is evil. Then there's Jesus' words, "How hard it is for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God." Ever notice how certain verses can be so right on/apropos to our lives that they seem to hit us right between the eyes, or as The Bible puts it, 'cuts us to the heart.' I believe this verse does exactly that to we, the wealthiest nation in world as well as we, personally-His children.
Those who understand the true meaning of Christmas can quickly recognize the down side of the season as they see Christmas displays not only at Halloween but year round. The Bible says, "But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that." Or will we? For the times our covetousness has crossed the line we recognize that Jesus has and continues to provide for us our greatest need; forgiveness. Also, as we seek first Him and His kingdom we recognize that all these other 'things' will be added unto us. His love will always be something we'll need and want!
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for answering my prayer, 'give us this day our daily bread, in Jesus' Name, Amen.