Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Imperfect Heroes (Part 37)
The King & People Of Nineveh
The people of Nineveh believed God's message, and from the greatest to the least, they declared a fast and put on burlap to show their sorrow.
Jonah 3:5 (NLT)
How could an evil nation's pagan king and a culture of idol-worshippers ever be called heroes of any kind? After all, they harmed God's chosen children. They robbed them and took many hostages.

Here's how: First, nothing is impossible for God. Next, He moved their hearts toward repentance. Then they abandoned their phony idols and recognized Him as their true Savior.

So how does this relate to media?

Most media kings don't believe in Christ. They've formed a culture of idolatry to worship dark stars and sell lots of stuff... which has harmed countless beloved children; they've been enchanted and taken hostage.

So what are three things you might consider?

1) Don't write off entertainment's royalty. The Lord you follow allowed them to rise, and He specializes in makeovers.*

2) Become an agent of change in culture. Get in the field and set an example with stunning talent and good behavior.

3) When people begin to idolize you, give the Lord all the credit and glory. Therein, you are publicizing God well.

To Be Continued...

* 'Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand' (Romans 14:4, NIV).

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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