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The pages of sacred and secular histories are strewn with the names of mortals who, astoundingly gifted by all parameters, mismanaged their endowments and detoured to limbo. Limelight can dim a star. We either rise to stardom or sink to stardim(sic). Vibrant youngsters one moment, and the next minute they become struggling reminders of a life ill-lived.

Limelight can happen to just anyone who despises the Light and embraces the lime. Lime is sour and acidic by nature, so when one rises to stardom and fails to build the bulwark of character and genuine fear of God- virtues that should have been developed before the eventual rise- the same stardom can be dimmed. When stardom begins to dim, it then diminishes the star.

Stars do not become; they are made.

… He made the stars also (Gen. 1:16).

The StarMaker is the Fulcfrum of fame. We see here and there those who attempt to demonstrate a sense of detachment from Him witness the most pathetic of falls. Sacred history furnishes us with a spellbinding case in point.

Dare I say that no human can boast of more clout and renown than Lucifer who “rose,” as it were, to the acme of his cherubic career. No mortal man could have risen higher than the son of the morning. But, from a celestial celebrity, he mutated to an indescribably aero-terrestrial reject by virtue of the lime found in his light:

Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou

wast created, till iniquity was found in thee (Ezek.

28:15).

There is something found in a star that dims it; it is called “iniquity.” Iniquity is the “lime” in limelight. The moment a star begins to think and gloat about his rising as actualized only by sheer dint of hard work divorced from the Light of life, then the Bright and Morning Star, Whose creature the son of the morning even is, withdraws His shine and dimness sets in.

Let the Light of the world, the Holy One of God (Jesus Christ), beam His royalty on you so that limelight can be redefined. Selah

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