Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.
Matthew 2:1-2 NKJV
Wise men came from the East to worship Jesus. Some say they were astrologers. Others say they were Magi influenced by Daniel in Babylon. They may have been Persian priests. Who were these wise men? What was so special about them?
Who are we that we should be called the children of God? Are we wise men and women? What is so special about us?
The wise men knew Christ would be born in Jerusalem. They knew a star would lead them to Him. They knew He was worthy of worship. They also knew they should not align themselves with evil forces seeking to destroy Jesus.
The wise men are not described as god fearing but they believed the Lord was using a star to lead them. They were the elite of society but fell down to worship a baby in a humble home.
When the wise men caught up with the star they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. When they entered the home where Jesus was they fell to the ground and worshiped the Christ Child. They opened up the treasuries they brought and gave Him expensive gifts.
Will you bow down and worship the Lord of Heaven and Earth today? What will you give to the Son of God?
The wise men were educated men of influence. They had the resources and time to travel. They were intellectuals and men of science. They looked at creation through eyes of faith. They chose to obey God rather than conform to the world.
The Word of God tells us it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. Who then can be saved? With God all things are possible!
We live in a world that has gone mad with arrogant scientific exploration and idolatrous self-indulgence. Who can be saved today? Who can serve the Son of God today?
With God all things are possible. Your unsaved friends and relatives can be saved. The Lord of Heaven and Earth can use you to reveal the truth to them. What is truth?
God is calling us to humble ourselves before Him today. He wants us to look at creation through eyes of faith. God does not want us to conform to the world. He wants us to follow the Bright and Morning Star as Jesus leads us home one heart and soul at a time!
Wisdom is calling out in the streets. Wise men and women still seek Jesus. Worship the Savior of the world. Offer your heart to Christ Jesus today!
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