Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
Gotcha's Demons: Apathy & Complacency
Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.
James 4:17 (NASB)
You say, 'I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,' and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked...
Revelation 3:17 (NASB)*
Apathy and complacency are like tranquilizers, deadening our conscience. They're like narcotics, hooking us slowly. They're like bullies, killing our confidence. They're like cotton balls, stopping up our ears. They're like La-Z-Boy chairs, coaxing us down.

They make us sitters, instead of movers, in terms of our duty to help others.

Christ's Letter to the Lukewarm church haunts me, because it sounds like some churches today. The pleasures and concerns of this world make Sunday-only worship acceptable,** while people-pleasing pastors dumb us down...

To become baby believers at best (feeding us tasty tidbits of The Word), or superficial believers at worst (following socially prevalent customs).

Here's the thing: Jesus is an action star. As earth's incomparable Super-Man, He refused to become comfortable--and no one would call Him indifferent.

In the goal to copy our Leader, let's deny apathy and complacency: demons of comfort that make us feel good... as we slowly circle Satan's drainpipe.

## Gotcha's Demons: Apathy & Complacency (Part 24)

* Full Letter to the Laodicean (Lukewarm) Church:

** The Parable of the Sower (see especially Verses 18-19):

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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