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Spiritual Frontlets

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

Click on the title to view the frontlet for the selected reading.

Old Testament (or 1st) Reading and Frontlet

Epistle Reading and Frontlet

Gospel Reading and Frontlet

LENT 1-Old Testament
TEXT: Gen.3:1-21
TITLE: "Did God Really Say..."

"You will not surely die," the Serpent said." Gen.3:4

Did God really say, "The Lord helps those who help themselves?" No. Yet people seem to like to use that line when it works for their argumentative advantage. Did God really say, "You will surely not die" to Adam and Eve? No. That was Satan's subtle lie. What God did say to Adam was "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die." On the one hand, that one bite landed us for a life eternal in hell! On the other hand, Jesus, the seed of the woman in Gen. 3:15, crushed satan's head thereby defeating him, sin, and death and assured us of a life eternal in heaven!

Die? Yes. God had planned that Adam and Eve and you and me would live with Him eternally in heaven without death. Though Adam didn't physically die for another 930 years, he did die spiritually right there and then. Not only did Adam and Eve die, but so did all creation including you and me. Did God really say "Baptism doth now save us?" Yes! We've been restored the gift of life eternal through the waters of Baptism-God's Grace. Certainly God can and does help those who help themselves but where is the real credit due? It's only by His grace we have strength and ability to do whatever we do. Did God really say we're His children and He loves us? Yes!

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for saying all You did in your Word and what you continue to say to me through your Spirit. Help me to share those words with others, in Jesus Name, Amen.