Carey Lewis Devotions
Sunday, August 26th, 2018
Gotcha's Best Recipe
Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.
Proverbs 23:3 (NIV)
Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers; do not let me eat their delicacies.
Psalm 141:4 (NIV)
Mix one part lie with a bowl full of truth and spin it into a mean expose. Hungry haters will bite it and like it.

Mix one devilish insinuation into an excellent reputation and watch as a good life starts to look bad.

But first, the tainted recipe rises on the mountains of social media, where a beast heats, cooks and distributes it.

The result? One drop of a deadly lie can cause the healthiest saint to fall hard: quickly by suicide, or more slowly, by a burned career or relationship.

Gotcha's popular recipe destroys, but don't expect a consumer alert.

To me, today's horde of stinging tweets seems like Alfred Hitchcock's horror film, The Birds. A 1963 preview comes true.

What can we do?

1) Don't bite into any cake Satan bakes--no matter how appetizing it seems.

2) Avoid all nasty flocks of angry birds, who repeatedly peck and harm people.

3) Dig deep to find the truth in all matters. God will reveal it to you, if you ask.

## Gotcha's Best Recipe (Part 8)

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