Christmas From Matthew, Pt. 5

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews?  for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.  When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

Matthew 2:1-3

There is a famous saying that you hear and see around this time of year.  “Wise men still seek him.”  In this passage, we find the famous wise men.  They had studied the scriptures and had seen the star.  They came to worship Him, and, naturally, they came to the earthly “king” of that area – Herod.

We know the story about Herod’s anger and jealousy.  But today, we will focus on the wise men.

These wise men did not have to seek the Lord.  They were from a distant kingdom.  Many of the Jews, Jesus’ own people, did not worship Him.  Apparently, they weren’t even looking for Him or read for His coming.

But these wise men were looking for Him.  They searched for Him.  They did everything they could to find Him.  And, when they found Him, they worshipped Him.  It is no wonder that they are referred to as “wise men.”  They lived two thousand years ago, but the lessons that they give us still remain.  If we would be wise today, we must seek the Lord Jesus.  If we would be wise today, we must worship the Lord Jesus.  It is the same today as it was way back then.  We need to seek for Him.  And, once we find Him, we need to worship Him.

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