Carey Lewis Devotions
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
Star Making
Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the Lord your God.
Leviticus 26:1 (NIV)
God 'Made the stars' and 'Placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth' (Genesis 1:16-17). All other star makers are pretenders.

Jesus, 'The Rock' (Deuteronomy 32:4), the 'Bright and Morning Star' (Revelation 22:16), is the first and original Rock Star.

He's the One: 'The Author and Finisher' (Hebrews 12:2), and the most famous Man Who ever lived. Unlike Elvis, He is truly the King, and His sightings are truly miracles.

Everyone else? 'He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters' (Luke 11:23). If stars are not 'Imitators... of Christ' (1 Corinthians 11:1), then they're destined to fall and fade away: flimsy facades with style, but no substance.

If stars don't defer the glory they hold, then they're performing on borrowed air time.

Consider God's Words about false idols - written eons before technology, TV, movies, YouTube, iPhones, podcasts, superstars and super-entertainment, where countless fans worship celebrity.

Consider just one tragic consequence of today's celebrity devotion: millions of girls want more than anything... to be like the sexy stars they follow.

Therein, they sacrifice their innocence on the altars of faithless media.

Bottom line:

Star-making is God's business. Only His. When other creatives assume this role, the light is temporary. It can't last.

## Star Making

NOTE: This is a 2021 edit of a 2011 Shine 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 Star Making series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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