And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. (Daniel 12:3, ESV)
I cannot imagine anyone who isn’t awed by a mid-summer’s starry night. Even someone like me who can identify but one constellation (go Big Dipper!), even without a telescope , it sure can be breathtaking. It brings one to worship as our gaze rests upon God’s glory scattered throughout the black canvas.
Just as those stars twinkle in brilliant splendor, so too can child of God. How, you ask? By living in wisdom and turning many to righteousness.
We obtain wisdom from God through prayer and mining his Word for truth and by forsaking our own proud self-sufficiency.
We turn people toward righteousness by graciously proclaiming the glories of the gospel — that there is a Savior who died for sin, rose from the dead and offers salvation to those who will believe.
It doesn’t take a trip to Hollywood to be a star, only faithful obedience to God.