style=”text-align: justify;”MONDAY 4th January, 2016
TOPIC: SEEKING GOD (2)
TEXT: Matthew 2:11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Notice two more things about the wise men: 1) How God guided them. ‘The star which they had seen in the East……where the young Child was…And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him’ (vv. 9-11 NKJV). Never limit God, and don’t lock Him into a personal experience you had in the past where He guided you in a certain way. If God can move a star, He can rearrange any circumstance in your favour. How did the wise men know about the birth of Christ? These clues may be correct; whether they were students of old testament prophecy or probably their connection with the planets; but one thing is certain: They were seeking God—and that’s the point at which we must all begin. 2) How God protected them. Herod wasn’t happy about the news these men brought. Indeed he was downright enraged. If He was willing to kill every Jewish baby boy under the age of two in order to get at Jesus, what were the chances that these men would get out of town alive? Very slim — until God stepped in! ‘Then being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way’ (v. 12 NKJV). The devil is real but you don’t have to be afraid, because Jesus has already defeated him at the redemption cross. The unspeakable joy with following Jesus is: when your heart is set on seeking God, He will guide you, protect you, and reward you throughout your Journey on earth with all His blessings before transiting to Heaven.
Meditation: Acts 17:24-28.
STUDY THE BIBLE – LK 7:1-17/GEN 6/PSALM 4
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