Carey Lewis Devotions
Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
Judgment: Confusing Politicians
God is not a God of confusion but of peace.
1 Corinthians 14:33 (NASB)
But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:3 (NKJV)
A flattering mouth works ruin.
Proverbs 26:28 (NASB)
As I write this, COVID is still raging, elections near and candidates debate.

Their mouths keep on shouting, sparring, slamming, shifting, soothing, sneaking and sweet-talking. People like me watch in witless wonder.

Which claims are true, false or pieces of both? Because professional politicians blend fact and fiction with seamless finesse. So how do simple citizens begin to untwist their swollen suppositions or unravel their interweaving lines?

Therefore, some of us make childish choices: Which guy is promising the best candy?

Actors, models and talent for Christ: What do we do when corrupt leaders woo and flatter us to get our votes? When they tell us delightful visions and then renege on their promises?

Should we complain of their unfairness? Because God allows their election. Without a doubt, He has a good plan to advance the purposes of Christ-- even though we don't understand it.

But consider a sobering thought: Protesting governmental leaders is protesting the Lord's appointees.

Therefore, thank God without exception, and don't deny winners or losers. Trust your Father, His Son and Spirit. Only They consistently talk straight. Your job is to carry His Good News, pray for all the confusion to lift and make good bolder through media.

## Judgment: Confusing Politicians (Part 20)

NOTE: This is a republished edit of a 2016 devotion series, 'Judgment.' You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Every disciple in every field performs for Christ. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players.' Mostly true. But you're not 'merely players.' You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Judgment 2020 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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