Carey Lewis Devotions
Friday, September 7th, 2018
Gotcha's Deceits: False Power
He said, 'My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.' So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)
For by strength no man shall prevail.
1 Samuel 2:9 (NKJV)
Considering today's politicians, celebrities and business moguls, we've got a team of high-flying players: circling the earth in glorious poses, drawing us toward their exciting lives.

We're so entertained that we hardly see their increasing influence over us. Perhaps enchantment is a fitting word, since our brains are led by their suggestions:

Like what we should eat, wear, want, do and say. Like what we should value or disregard--and unquestionably... what we should buy.

These power players share one common goal: to become richer and more powerful by means of... us.

Whether it's getting our votes, watching their movies, liking their Instas or purchasing their products.

Meanwhile, our Father laughs and bides His time. Heaven and earth's Glorious Creator makes His position on pride very clear. So too, His Words on wealth and power.

Therein, every personal power play is just a bubble waiting to be popped.

## Gotcha's Deceits: False Power (Part 20)

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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