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6th January 2023

Wise Men Still . . .


Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?

Matthew 2:2


Today in the Church calendar is Epiphany, the day when the Church traditionally remembers the arrival of the Wise Men in Bethlehem.


The Bible is a book filled with many examples of wisdom and wise people. There was Enoch and Noah, they were wise enough to walk with God in their day while the world around them refused to. Thus, they were both saved while others perished.


There was Ruth, she was wise enough to say to her Jewish mother-in-law, “...wherever you go I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God,” (Ruth 1:16), while her sister-in-law turned around and went back to sin. Thus, Ruth became an ancestor of the Lord Jesus.


There was Andrew, who was wise because he brought people to Jesus.


There was David, the shepherd boy who became king, and was wise enough to say, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)


There was Martha, who was wise enough to entertain the Lord Jesus in her home.


There was Mary, who was wise enough to sit at the feet of the Lord Jesus and hear His word.


There was Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, (1 Kings 12:3).


Then, there were the wise men, who came to worship the Lord Jesus when He was but a child.


There are still wise people in our world today. As I travel from place to place, I see church signs that read, “Wise men still seek Him.” I suppose that is a sentiment which contains a grain of truth. Of course, the truth is, we do not seek Him until He first seeks us. When we respond to His seeking of us, that makes us wise.


I wonder today, have you been wise enough to respond?


Read

Matthew 2:1-12.

Prayer

Father God, Your word is a book of truth and therefore and book of wisdom. Thank Your word tells of the Saviour, Who loves me so much, that He came to earth to die on the cross for my sins. Amen.





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