Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
Model Conduct 2021: Be A Brother Or A Sister
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor.
Romans 12:10 (NASB)
If you follow Christ, you have lots of kin; 'For whoever does the will of My Father Who is in Heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother' (Matthew 12:50), 'And stretching out His Hand toward His disciples, He said, 'Behold My mother and My brothers!' ' (Matthew 12:49).

We don't have to look further than His Words to see how He requires us to treat them.

Mistakes? 'Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?' (Matthew 7:3).

Forgiveness? 'Then Peter came and said to Him, 'Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?' Jesus said to him, 'I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven' ' (Matthew 18:21-22).

Condemnation? 'But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, 'You good-for-nothing,' shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell' (Matthew 5:22).

Wham! So clear. But how does brotherly love work in the entertainment industry?

1) Don't exaggerate (lie) to get a part.
2) Don't bad-talk anyone at anytime.
3) Don't yield to envy or comparison.
4) Don't control conversations. Listen more.
5) Don't be self-absorbed or hog the spotlight.

6) Be truly happy for other's success.
7) Welcome and shepherd newer performers.
8) Be helpful and kind to competitors.
9) Be nice to people deemed less important.
10 Remember how much your example counts.

'The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me' (Matthew 25:40).

What you do to your brothers and sisters, you do likewise to Jesus, your Leader.

Also... consider the fringe benefits, when entertainment's movers and shakers notice your unusual behavior- and then learn Who is really behind it.

## Model Conduct 2021: Be A Brother (Part 6)

NOTE: This is a 2021 edit of a 2011 Shine Devotion series, Model Conduct. You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. 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 Model Conduct 2021 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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