Carey Lewis Devotions
Friday, June 10th, 2011
Lies: Close The Door (Part 3, Conclusion)
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:17 (NKJV)
The ears are the entry point of good and bad words, bringing faith or fear, truth or lies.

Therefore, don't listen to lies. The spoken word has enormous power, and the father of lies uses it to great effect.

Don't invite destructive words into your mind. Be careful with your ears.

Nevertheless, as performers, you must be aware of today's programming. To avoid all the bad songs, movies, and words in the media would necessitate living a life of isolation. And a life of isolation would prevent us from walking in the great commission of Jesus Christ.

But God gives us armor to wear when walking through enemy lines. It's called the 'armor of God' (Ephesians 6:11-17), and it includes excellent ear protection: the 'helmet of salvation'.

We may hear the lies, but they don't penetrate our minds.

Wearing the helmet of salvation is like living in a safe house. When an evil man knocks at our door, we have a peephole through which we recognize him for the liar he is. We don't open that door. He leaves.

Wearing the helmet of salvation in the entertainment industry is like taking the 'Mind of Christ' (1 Corinthians 2:16) with us everywhere we go. God graciously gives us His very own brilliance and His very own truth.

Which means we can live in the midst of sin, but not become it. Not only that, we bring His light upon it.

And isn't that our calling as performers? To shine God's light?

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