Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Fear: Of The Obvious
When the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, 'Alas, my master! What shall we do?'

So he answered, 'Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.' And Elisha prayed, and said, 'Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.' Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
2 Kings 6:15-17 (NKJV)
For Christians, if seeing is believing, then we're way off track. We've left the narrow path, where 'We walk by faith, not by sight' (2 Corinthians 5:7, NKJV).

Because our Creator says, 'The form of this world is passing away' (1 Corinthians 7:31), and advises:

'We do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal' (2 Corinthians 4:18, NKJV).

Consider two things:

1) Fearing invisible demons is more realistic than fearing visible armies. Bad guys may push us through death's doorway into God's Arms more quickly than we thought, but is living with God sooner rather than later... a loss?

On the other hand, the ruthless hounding of invisible demons can make our earthly lives ineffective (at the least)... or a living hell (at the worst).

2) Jesus Himself can't be seen by human eyes at this moment, but HE IS. The Creator creates. He chooses who, what, when, where, why and how temporal life becomes eternal. We are foolish to trust earth's transient images and circumstances.

Without I AM, we aren't.

## Fear: Of The Obvious (Part 13)

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Fear series.

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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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