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We live in a celebrity culture. It permeates our religious life. We flock to the mega church. We revel in the message of the celebrity Pastor.

And then … what about that famous movie star, singer or athlete?

We live in a celebrity culture.

Celebrities won’t save us when we need help, when we are hemmed in and surrounded by a disaster. Celebrities can’t be trusted. They don’t know us and they don’t care.

God is my strength. Jesus cares about me.

Jesus is the one who will rescue me. I will trust in Him.

Pushed to the wall, I called to God;
    from the wide open spaces, he answered.
God’s now at my side and I’m not afraid;
    who would dare lay a hand on me?
God’s my strong champion;
    I flick off my enemies like flies.
Far better to take refuge in God
    than trust in people;
Far better to take refuge in God
    than trust in celebrities.
Hemmed in by barbarians,
    in God’s name I rubbed their faces in the dirt;
Hemmed in and with no way out,
    in God’s name I rubbed their faces in the dirt;
Like swarming bees, like wild prairie fire, they hemmed me in;
    in God’s name I rubbed their faces in the dirt.
I was right on the cliff-edge, ready to fall,
    when God grabbed and held me.
God’s my strength, he’s also my song,
    and now he’s my salvation.
Hear the shouts, hear the triumph songs
    in the camp of the saved?
        “The hand of God has turned the tide!
        The hand of God is raised in victory!
        The hand of God has turned the tide!

Source: Psalm 118:5-6 MSG – Pushed to the wall, I called to GOD; – Bible Gateway

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