For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment.
Consider Hollywood a testing ground, where talented performers come to try... for the major leagues of entertainment. They hope to get seen and signed by agents.
So they step to the plate (in auditions). If they get a hit, they run the bases. If they get lots of hits, they become stars. If their dreams sounds like yours, consider more:
Whether you strike it big, or still seek it, you're being tested; 'And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart' (Deuteronomy 8:2).
Moses, God's headliner in Exodus, the leading man who parted the Red Sea, was also 'Very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth' (Numbers 12:3). Did humility win the role for him?
Jesus, the greatest Star Who ever lived, also the Son of God and King of kings, calls Himself 'Gentle and humble in heart' (Matthew 11:29). His Life exemplified humility.
A conclusion for Christian performers? Humility is a job requirement, and it carries God's promise of stardom.
'And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted' (Matthew 23:12).
When you act kindly toward assistants, janitors, strangers and annoying fans...
When you 'Associate with the lowly' (Romans 12:16),
When you turn down a role to help a friend,
When you're faithful to a job or agent (even if something 'better' comes along),
When you defer every glory to God, your success is real- and so is your rise...
On the solid Rock of humility.
## Model Conduct 2021: Be Humble (Part 2)
NOTE: This is a 2021 edit of a 2011 Shine Devotion series, Model Conduct. 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 Model Conduct 2021 series.