Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
Everybody wants to be a star. As I thought about this post the words of a popular song came to my mind. “I’m up in the spotlight and oh does it feel right.” We are to be stars; Christian stars that shine as lights in the world.
What does the life of a Christian star look like? Christian stardom is seen in those lives that are humble, gentle, peaceful, full of faith and love, esteeming others better than themselves, pursuing only God’s ambitions in Christ, not grumbling, not arguing, not angry or profane, blameless and harmless, working out their own salvation with fear and trembling.
The Christian star has a deep-rooted knowledge of Christ working in them. They understand that Jesus is their salvation, their power, their narrow path and the focus of every thought and action.
Some will argue that we live in a much different world than the one in which Jesus lived. Apparently they haven’t studied the Scriptures which clearly tell us, The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. The world has not changed at all. It is the same crooked and perverse place it’s always been since the fall of humankind in the Garden of Eden.
So be a star! Be a star for Christ. Shine on brightly. Hold firmly to the Words of Life. That is how we become stars in God’s Kingdom.
Just remember that our purpose is not to bring attention to ourselves, but only to Jesus Christ. We are to follow his example.
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.