Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, September 25th, 2017
Name Tags: You Are... (Part 87)
Sons Of Truth
He said, 'A man had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.' So he divided his wealth between them. And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living...'
Luke 15:11-13 (NASB)*
A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, 'Son, go work today in the vineyard.' And he answered, 'I will not'; but afterward he regretted it and went. The man came to the second and said the same thing; and he answered, 'I will, sir'; but he did not go...

Matthew 21:28-30 (NASB)**
Truth is a central theme of the Bible.*** Within It, God and Christ are called the Truth. Therefore, we can conclude saints should seek truth, speak truth and walk in truth... no matter what.

Because Jesus saved us, no matter what, and God still loves us, no matter if we're...

Roaming partners who've lost everything; overtly disobedient children; public deniers of Him and His Son; raving lunatics possessed by demons; greedy tax collectors demanding bribes... or even persecutors of sweet saints.

Actors, models and talent for Christ: Both my previous before-Christ years and my current study of God's Word lead me to a troubling conclusion: Better an in-your-face atheist or a smut-talking, half-dressed starlet than a hypocritical Christian.

Could the candor of brash outsiders make them closer to the Lord of Truth than the deceit of pseudo Christians?**** So as you work in media's fields, appreciate brazen honesty and fans will appreciate your Truth.

To Be Continued...

* The Parable of the Prodigal Son:

** The Parable of the Two Sons:

*** Bible Verses about truth:

**** 'I tell you the truth, corrupt tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the Kingdom of God before you do' (Matthew 21:31, NLT). (Jesus was talking to leading priests and Jewish elders.)

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Name Tags: You Are... 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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