Fame is a way to be recognized for having made extraordinary achievements or having done something outstanding. We all want recognition for our accomplishments, but fame doesn’t necessarily come from doing what we know we should do—it can also come from failure and setbacks.
If fame is what you are seeking as a Christian then ask yourself. Are you wanting fame for self-glory or do you want it to be used to expand the Kingdom of God?
First Corinthians 10:31 says, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
An over-the-top desire for fame is simply wrong. When a person’s desire to be famous comes from the desire to glorify oneself, it should be discouraged. Let us remember that ALL of the GLORY belongs to GOD.
Bible Verses About Fame
Numbers 14:15 – Now if you killed this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of you will speak, saying,
Joshua 6:27 – So Yahweh was with Joshua; and his fame was in all the land.
1 Kings 4:31 – For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all the nations all around.
1 Kings 10:1 – When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning Yahweh’s name, she came to test him with hard questions.
1 Kings 10:7 – However I didn’t believe the words until I came and my eyes had seen it. Behold, not even half was told me! Your wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame which I heard.
1 Chronicles 14:17 – The fame of David went out into all lands; and Yahweh brought the fear of him on all nations.
1 Chronicles 22:5 – David said, “Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be built for Yahweh must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and of glory throughout all countries. I will therefore make preparation for it.” So David prepared abundantly before his death.
2 Chronicles 9:1 – When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to test Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great caravan, including camels that bore spices, gold in abundance, and precious stones. When she had come to Solomon, she talked with him about all that was in her heart.
Esther 9:4 – For Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai grew greater and greater.
Isaiah 66:19 – “I will set a sign among them, and I will send those who escape of them to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to far-away islands, who have not heard my fame, nor have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the nations.
Habakkuk 3:2 – Yahweh, I have heard of your fame. I stand in awe of your deeds, Yahweh. Renew your work in the middle of the years. In the middle of the years make it known. In wrath, you remember mercy.
Matthew 9:31 – But they went out and spread abroad his fame in all that land.