Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, August 27th, 2018
Gotcha's Best Target
The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.
Genesis 3:6 (NLT)*
My father used to say of my mother (a lovely, brave and accomplished woman):

'Carey, your mother most often agrees with the last reasonable thing she heard.' In other words, she was easily swayed. Like Eve. Like me. Sometimes, my mind follows my emotions.**

I know my view on female discernment is not in vogue--nor is it always true. But women can be prompted by Satan (or his cronies). In turn, men can be prompted by women.

When businesses want to win families, it's said, 'Get the wife and you've got them all.'

Therefore, Gotcha pursues girls and women. Because where ladies go, men can follow. Clearly, this order doesn't come from God.

Note: Before my smart girlfriends unfriend me, God never calls women inferior, less loved, needed or important than men. Quite the contrary. He instructs men to give their lives for us.

Conclusion #1: Men, don't give your agreement mindlessly. Gently, walk out your role of leadership. Use your minds and strength as God intended.

Conclusion #2: Ladies, our hearts are God's first responders. Since we're enemy target #1, let's cautiously consider all offers.

## Gotcha's Best Target (Part 9)

* See also 2 Timothy 3:1-6. When I first read these Verses, I thought God was referring to worldly people in latter days (like today). With research, I realized God is describing (some) Christians in latter days, including terrible men and gullible women:

** Previous Devotion, Soldier's Orders, Women: Step Back:

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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