VIDEO: Denzel Reminds to ‘Put God First’

He’s regarded as one of the best actors in Hollywood. And now, he’s recognized as a great commencement ceremony speaker.

Denzel Washington delivered a rousing speech at the Dillard University Commencement Ceremony on May 9, reminding the students and families in attendance of what the common ingredient is in having a successful life and career.

“Put God first in everything you do,” Washington said. “Everything that I have is by the grace of God, understand that. It’s a gift. I didn’t always stick with him, but he stuck with me.”

In lieu of recent reports from the Pew Research Center, that the Christian population in America and internationally has dropped dramatically over the past seven years, Washington’s speech seemed to be just in time. 

Watch the entire speech below: