Wise Men Still Seek Him


            How is it that these wise men, who were not Jews, were aware of the birth of the “King of the Jews”? That they not only understood who He was, but desired to worship Him (v. 2) shows that God is able to reveal Himself to people in all lands and call them to Himself. These wise men “rejoiced with exceeding great joy” as God used a star to guide them to the Christ Child, then they “fell down and worshiped Him” (vv. 9-11). They made great personal and financial sacrifices to see this Child: they traveled a great distance, spent months away from their homes, and gave extravagant gifts to this newborn King.

            Those who are wise today will listen for His voice, follow His guidance, and be willing to sacrifice everything for so great a privilege as meeting the King. See Php_3:8.