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“‘Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.’” 

 

3 “Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.”

 This verse continues to carry the idea of hope for Israel.  Rewards follow resurrection.  Those receiving reward will shine like the glory of the firmament above and the stars.  They will reign with Christ in the Millennium (Mt 25:14-30). 

Re 20:4 “And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.”“

Those who turn many to righteousness” are those who win others to Christ.  The grammar is causative (hiphil) – cause many to turn to justification.  They have the “wisdom” to do this.  They will shine like stars forever and ever.  Their reward is everlasting. 

Pr 11:30 “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.”

PRINCIPLE: 

Those who are wise will receive reward for winning people to Christ.

APPLICATION: 

God’s great are those who win others to Christ.  They are those that point “many” to Jesus.  Have you examined your life to determine whether you will shine like a star in heaven? 

Php 2:14 “Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain. 17 Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.”

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