Carey Lewis Devotions
Saturday, September 8th, 2018
Gotcha's Deceits: False Security
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the Name of the Lord our God.
Psalm 20:7 (NIV)
The Name of the Lord is a strong Tower;

The righteous run to It and are safe.
Proverbs 18:10 (NKJV)
Pharaoh's army could not protect Egypt. Jericho's walls could not stop Joshua. Canaan's kings could not preserve their nations. Chains and blindness could not control Samson.

Goliath could not defeat a shepherd. False prophets could not protect evil kings. Jerusalem's priests could not crush Jesus. Neither could Pilate or crucifixion.

Today, we have security systems, retirement plans and national defense. We have seat belts, safeguards and insurance.

Even so, our lives are just a whiff of smoke, and we don't know when they will blow away.

Consider two things:

1) If our lives are never-ending stories, our 'here and now' is an introduction--setting us up for all that happens next. Some intros are short and others are long. Either way. For us, eternity starts when God ordains it. Our readiness to meet our Maker has nothing to do with our prequel's length.

2) Christians know security is in God. Immensely harder is walking it out, and not spending lots of time and money buying earth's various life-preservers. We're called to show how little they matter. What does matter is having a Savior and living in a way that honors Him.

## Gotcha's Deceits: False Security (Part 21)

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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