Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, May 11th, 2020
Hope: Overrides Reason
(As it is written, 'I have made you a father of many nations') in the presence of Him Whom he believed... God, Who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, 'So shall your descendants be.' And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb.
Romans 4:17-19 (NKJV)
When judged by our limited human minds...

God is not ordinary or reasonable. He is extraordinary and unreasonable.

God is not customary or traditional. He is unprecedented and revolutionary.

God laughs at logic and shuns common sense. He uproots normal like a nasty weed. He overturns our silly conclusions.

Our loftiest thinkers are put to shame. Our cleverest debaters are silenced. Our mightiest fighters are defeated. Our prettiest idols are seen as frauds. Our funniest comics are dulled like lead. Our speediest runners are slowed like snails. Our marvelous structures are shaken down.

On the other Hand (His righteous right Hand)...

Our people thought 'least likely to succeed,' because they're too old, too young or too feeble; too poor, too plain or too disadvantaged...

They're the very ones God likes to promote, because they don't place their hope in the world-- but only in Him, which is why THEY WIN!

## Hope: Overrides Reason (Part 30)

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Hope 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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