I’m sure you’ve all seen them around the crib on all the little nativity scenes in every home and/or store over Christmas. This piece will be about these 3 very wise men.
In the story these men had used the scripts of the prophet Daniel to observe the signs in the Heavens to track the location of where the Messiah would be born. As soon as they had found the place He was to be born they asked the king (King Herod) where the Messiah was. “Where is he that is born King of the Jews? We saw the star in the east and we have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:2) Of course, Herod was displeased to hear this and all of Jerusalem along with him. He went and consulted all the priests and scribes demanding on them where the Christ would be born. They said to him, “In Bethlehem. The prophet Daniel has recorded it in his book.”
After this discussion, he called the wise men in secret and said to them, “When you find this Christ, please tell me. I also want to worship him.” But Herod had no intention of doing anything of the sort.
The wise men went out and followed the star in the east until they had found him, then, falling before the Messiah, they offered him gifts of frankincense and myrrh. They worshipped the Christ they had been waiting for all this time. At last they had found the Saviour. Intending to go tell Herod, they slept so that they would be ready to start their journey the nest day. However, while they slept, they received a warning from God telling them to stay away from Herod. God knew what was in Herod’s heart. You see, God knows what’s in all our hearts. The men got up and went back home making sure to avoid Herod, taking heed of God’s warning. These men knew Who God was and obeyed His instruction. Not soon after, Joseph received a warning, too. God told him to take Jesus and Mary into Egypt. “For it will come to pass that Herod will look for your baby to kill (destroy) him.” Joseph, like the wise men, obeyed God and fled with Mary to Egypt. He stayed there until Herod died.
Herod was more than a little displeased at being betrayed by the wise men and, in his rage, ordered that all male children under 2 years old should be killed. Anyone, that sound familiar? If it doesn’t, read the first few chapters of Exodus and it will soon enough. I’ve attached the link over here➡(https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Exodus-Chapter-1/).
God bless you all, my precious avids!💗 Have a very merry Christmas.