Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, November 6th, 2017
Imperfect Heroes (Part 29)
I have found David son of Jesse, a man after My Own Heart.
Acts 13:22 (NLT)
David is a famous Bible hero, and God chose to detail much of his life. Starting as a teen who killed a giant, David became a mighty warrior. He led Israel to super-status, because the Lord blessed all of his battles.

But sometimes, men who live very big lives can be tripped in some very major ways.

When risk-taking turns into rule-breaking, when confidence turns into arrogance, God's heroes can turn into Satan's pawns.

And in two glaring mistakes, David did.

1) When David stayed home instead of fighting, his idle time turned toward Bathsheba.

2) When David achieved worldwide prominence, he numbered his troops like they were his strength.

But more notable than David's mistakes were his repentance and relentless faith. He took God's corrections like a hero and Satan's claws were forced to release him.

From David's life, we see the worst of sins can be forgiven by a loving Lord. God expanded that opportunity through the sacrificial death of His Son.

To Be Continued...

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