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BENEFITS OF BEING A SHINING STAR. Matthew 2:1-15

  1. IT IS ATTRACTIVE
    Shining stars don’t necessarily have to advertise themselves. What they do and how it’s done are vital ingredients that draw people to them just like the wise men went looking for Jesus. They may not be rich or wealthy, but their fame through their work or deed will be noised abroad such that people will recongnise them as a star in at least, one area where they meet peoples need. Joseph was such a good example that other prisoners seek for him to interpret their dreams.
  2. IT RECEIVES AND ATTRACTS RESPECT
    If you are a shining star people will respect you. Not because of your stature but due to what God has deposited in you to announce you. Would you allow God to do great things through you?
  3. IT IS A THREAT TO ALL PRETENDERS
    King Herod was troubled when he heard of Jesus star being seen from the east. The glory of shining stars is brighter than ordinary stars. Herod was a king, but his star was not as bright as Jesus star because he does not know that stars are different in glory. It led to envy. If you are a shining star, you are a threat to others who are not shining because they don’t understand you but your shining is a mystery to them which they can’t unfold.
    It’s at this point they remembered that you were born together in same village, attended same school, reside in same community and probably surrender their life to Jesus Christ before you. When Jesus glory began to manifest, scorners said of Jesus, is it not the son of a carpenter?
  4. IT IS ALWAYS AHEAD
    The star went before them. It is above, not below. Be a shining star, and you will be ahead. Shining star is like a compass that provides direction which is usually ahead to lead and navigate road for people and objects.
    Anyone that shines following godly pattern is expected to lead others, by being ahead in holiness, truth, godliness, kindness and other godly virtues. The person is also expected to lead other people in making their stars to also shine.
    Prof. Onafowokan OLUYOMBO
    Lead Pastor,
    NTLM Mega Church

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