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It seems everyone is obsessed with celebrity. Some people will do anything, no matter how degrading, to become one, and some people want to hear about celebrities constantly. No matter where you go, there are blogs, TV shows, newspapers, web sites and magazines dedicated to endlessly talking about celebrities. So what does the Bible say about celebrity?
First, you should not seek fame by doing scandalous deeds. Joshua is famous, but because the Lord is with him, and he is brave. (Joshua 6:27). Solomon was famous for his compassion and wisdom. (1 Kings 4: 29 - 34).
But even better than celebrity is humility. Matthew 23:12 records the words of Jesus: “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” God is not impressed with fame. He is impressed by those who are humble and who know that alone they can accomplish nothing, that all things come through God. 1 Corinthians 1:26 - 31
|Sheri Ann Richerson|