Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
In seeking to 'Abhor evil' and 'Cling to what is good,' to 'Come out from among them and be separate (2 Corinthians 6:17), to 'Be holy and without blame' (Ephesians 1:4), to be 'His Own special people, zealous for good works' (Titus 2:14)...
Many Christians isolate themselves in churches.
Occasionally, they take mission trips, yet the overwhelming majority of their lives are spent with people like them. They forget about living mission lives.
But if Christians settle down with Christians, how can they fulfill His Great Commission to become ambassadors with Good News, making disciples in every nation?
If their faith in Christ takes them to Heaven, who will they bring with them? Where is their fruit? Have they truly multiplied their talents?
Or do they linger as babies in Christ: kids who don't want to grow up and go out?
But juveniles 'Cannot fight the good fight' (1 Timothy 6:12), because moving into pagan cultures to find and save lives... takes seasoned fighters.
Like actors, models, and talent for Christ. You refuse to hang back from the action. You get in it to win it for Jesus: embracing your duty to rise and shine.
You embody the Cure for the mistake so many church-sitting Christians have made.
Because Jesus was a Man of movement. Because His Spirit now moves within you, and two evils you totally abhor are unholy apathy and judgment... you've sadly seen among so-called Christians. From them, you'll come out and be separate.
As far as the evil in media? Or the bad actors who make bad mistakes? You'll be kind to them, just like Jesus was, while clinging to Him and close friends in faith.
Through you, the understandable mistake becomes undeniable victory.
## The Understandable Mistake Of Christian Performers: 2021 Conclusion
This is a 2021 update of a 2011 Carey Lewis Devotion. 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 The Understandable Mistake of Christian Performers: 2021 series.