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There is potential to get “Christmas fatigue.” However we should never get tired of the true Christmas story.
Numbers 24:17 – A prophet, Balaam, from the Old Testament foretells the star. Balaam was a wicked prophet who continually tried to bring a curse against the people of Israel. His goal was to earn some money…
Matthew 2:1-23 – The story of the Magi following a star to find Jesus. The Magi were the first gentiles to come to see the fulfillment of the prophecy of Jesus.
The Magi believed in this particular prophecy enough that they traveled, very likely a very large distance. The first place they looked was in Jerusalem. They were looking for a newborn king. They really believed in what they were after, they came expecting to find a new “King of the Jews.”
Why would Herod have been so upset by the visit of the Magi? It is very likely that these men were very well known and respected in the east. Herod understood earthly authority, it seems that he was gripped with fear when the Magi introduced him to the idea of a new King being born.
The wise men worshiped a true king. The wise men will always worship the true king.
How far will you go to give devotion to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords? Or how often will we be more like Herod in our reaction to the King of Kings, only worried about our own life.
Mathew 12:50 – Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven. He is part of my family. To do lip service to our king is much easier to do than “walking the walk.”
Mathew 16:24, Luke 9:16 – These Magi had singleness of purpose. They didn’t let Herod’s pomp and show influence them. They simply continued to follow the star.
Let us be true wise men. Going forward into our lives with the wisdom that only comes from God.