The Real Stars – Greg Laurie Daily Devotion – November 13, 2020

Friday, November 13, 2020

The Real Stars

“Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever” (Daniel 12:3 nlt).

Real stars are people who share their faith, not those who have the most followers on social media, not the celebrities of the moment, not the top athletes or musicians or whoever is in the public consciousness at any given time.

I love this statement from Daniel 12: “Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever” (nlt).

We should be looking for opportunities to share our faith. We invite people to come to Christ in every service at Harvest Christian Fellowship. Why do we do that? Because lost people come to church all the time. And I’m glad they do.

If you bring a nonbeliever to church, then you’re thankful there’s an invitation to come to Christ, and you’re praying for that person to believe, aren’t you? And so you should be. We should be bringing people to church who don’t know the Lord.

Can you imagine walking into the emergency room at a hospital, looking at the people who need medical care, and saying, “Get out of here! You’re all so sick”? No, you wouldn’t do that, because that’s what a hospital is for.

In the same way, the church is a place where people can meet God. That is not all the church is for, of course. It’s a place to worship God as well. When we come to church, it’s so important that we engage in passionate and heartfelt worship. The Bible talks about offering a “sacrifice of praise” (see Hebrews 13:15 nlt).

The church is also a place to hear the Word of God and develop our spiritual gifts. But the church also should be a place where people who don’t know the Lord can come meet Him and have their lives transformed by Jesus Christ.

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