Carey Lewis Devotions
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
Hot Topics... Media: Entertainment*
The whole land is filled with idols, and the people are madly in love with them.
Jeremiah 50:38 (NLT)
My prayer is not that You take them out of the world but that You protect them from the evil one.
John 17:15 (NIV)
In this era of ceaseless amusements, can devoted fans be tickled to death? Seriously, fatal hilarity is a valid medical condition.**

But in the shadow of entertainment, dripping down from the hills of Hollywood, flows a cultural indoctrination so massive, persuasive and effective... Satan's laughing all the way to the bank.

His deposits? Our misery and death.

But how could entertaining shows and stars be catalysts for human destruction?

Simple. By leading us away from Christ. Can Christians doubt this obvious outcome? And if not, what can we do about it?

1) Boycotts? Church NOs make media more attractive.

2) Limited air time? Yes, but firm off-time is hard to enforce.

3) Get involved? Bingo! Jesus went where the people were.

Raising godly stars and savvy viewers has been my life's largest occupation.

I am fully convinced our Lord allowed the stages of entertainment to grow for the shrewd investment of His talents. Why? How better to see and spread His glory?

## Hot Topics: Media, Entertainment (Part 44)

* A few of many previous devotion series:

* Celebrity Poison (9-part series):

* Field Of Dreams (20-part series):

* God's Ten Commandments For Hollywood (11-part series):

* Images (17-part series):

* Lights, Camera, Action (15-part series):

* Proverbs For Performers (100-part-series):

** Explanation of Death from Laughter:

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