Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, March 14th, 2011
A Glorious Performance
As it is written, 'he who glories, let him glory in the Lord.'
1 Corinthians 1:31 (NKJV)
Oh, to see the red carpet moments at the Academy Awards: the world's most beautiful outfits on the world's most famous actors. Oh, to hear the voices on the Grammys or the Tony's: the talent jumps off the screen to grab us by the ears. They reach to our hearts. Everyone enjoys a glorious performance.

But, who is the performer? 'For this thing is too much for you; you are not able to perform it by yourself' (Exodus 18:18). If Jesus said, 'I can of Myself do nothing' (John 5:30), what we can do?

Actors, models and talent for Christ must set the record straight.

We must tell the truth, 'for we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth' (2 Corinthians 13:8).

'Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom. Let not the mighty man glory in his might. Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this: That he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,' says the Lord' (Jeremiah 9:23-24).

As they stand and cheer for you, look up. Let your audience know every truly glorious performance comes from the top. It's not us. It's Him.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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