Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Redistribution Of Wealth
To the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God's sight.
Ecclesiastes 2:26 (NAS)
When Joshua led the Jews across the Jordan into the Promised Land, they fought valiantly and took possession of existing cities, fields, food, vineyards, orchards, homes, livestock, and riches. The 'Land flowing with milk and honey' (Exodus 3:8) exceeded anything they could imagine.

Exceeding abundance is God's signature.

When I look at the existing infrastructure of Hollywood, I shake my head in amazement. How can Christian actors and artists stand a chance against a trillion-dollar industry locked in by industry giants? Many of these companies grandstand greed and mainline decadence as a dark norm.

Consider Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Through God, they've done the impossible: produced low-budget films that are loved by millions, spinning Hollywood on its golden ear. They are using the technology and distribution networks invented by the world for the glory of God.

I believe the entertainment industry will begin tripping over its own feet to 'get in on the action' set in motion by Sherwood and other godly production companies. Moguls want the income being generated by Christian audiences, and they will put their own dollars behind faith-based films and shows.

The motives are wrong, but God can turn the outcome to right.

He will be smiling all the way to the bank, as the result will be the promotion of His stars and His kingdom. We should be smiling, too.

Get ready for the floodgates to open for Christian entertainment production. The wealth and resources of Hollywood will be used by God's own artists, technicians, and performers.

As it is written, so it will become; 'The wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous' (Proverbs 13:22).


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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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