Carey Lewis Devotions
Friday, December 18th, 2015
The Enemy's Game (Part 47)
Countermeasures: Knowledge
The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Proverbs 18:15 (NKJV)
Wise people store up knowledge...
Proverbs 10:14 (NKJV)
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Hosea 4:6 (NKJV)
A website called, Got Questions, illustrates how knowledge and wisdom relate. We can have knowledge without wisdom, like a mean-spirited professor. But wisdom necessitates knowledge, by having the right information.*

Actors, models and talent for Christ: Perhaps it should go without saying, like the sun rising every morning, but the things of God bear repeating. Because Satan seeks to distract us like dark clouds hanging over the sun:

Ambassadors for Christ must know Him, factually and personally. The factual part we call knowledge. Knowledge of God is found in His Book. Hearing your pastor is not enough. If he is wise, then respect his words. But he can't take the place of God's Word.

Actors, models and talent for Christ: Your path requires two kinds of knowledge:

1. Daily devotion to the Bible. As God's modern communicators, you need to know His Messages well. Don't prefer famous Christian authors. No best-seller or devotion book, and certainly not AMTC's, can substitute for straight talk from God. Jesus calls you best by His Own Words.

2. Proper devotion to media. As God's media missionaries, you need to know the field you enter. Most Christians have chosen sheltered lives. They live in fear and condemnation of the people God called them to help. Don't become enchanted by stardom, but do learn the ways of its kingdom.

Because without both kinds of knowledge, you won't be qualified for this role.

To Be Continued...

* Short article: What is the difference between wisdom and knowledge?

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the The Enemy's Game 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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