Carey Lewis Devotions
Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
Gotcha's Deceits: False Fans
When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Matthew 9:36 (NLT)
When Jesus came riding into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, 'A great multitude... cried out 'Hosanna! Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord! The King of Israel' ' (John 12:12-13, NKJV).

Five days later when Jesus was arrested, 'They all cried again saying, 'Not this Man, but Barabbas!' ' (John 18:40, NKJV). Fans can be fickle.

God's Word shows how Jesus (and later Paul) saw cheering fans become an angry mob. Fans can be fickle.

Hollywood stars have similar stories, minus the stoning or crucifixion.

So what does God's All Star Team need to know?

1) At best, God compares good people to sheep. Frankly, sheep aren't the smartest animals. Without Jesus, they tend to get confused.

2) Therein, don't be surprised or offended if fickle fans leave for greener pastures. If you hold Christ's course, many will return.

## Gotcha's Deceits: False Fans (Part 15)

* Previous 2-Part Devotion Series, Fans Can Be Fickle

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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