WEDNESDAY 28 December, 2016
Come to Worship Christ?
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” - Matthew 2:1-2
Wise men––Magi from the East often traveled in a large caravan of people for security. These wise men studied the stars using the natural science of astronomy. They had seen a sign––the star of a King and had followed its path into Judea. Once there they began to inquire among the people: “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?”
Why had they traveled so far? What was the purpose of their long journey? With all sincerity, these men had come to worship the newly born King. The star had gone before them and stood right over the place where the young Child was. Their long journey was rewarded; when they came into the house and found Jesus with Mary His mother.
Immediately these wise men fell down and worshipped Jesus. In an act of obeisance they brought precious gifts for the King, gold––represented His deity, frankincense a most exquisite fragrance, and incredibly expensive myrrh, both related to His coming death (Luke 2:9-11).
Jesus is worthy of our worship. He is our King, should we not adore Him? Psalm 95:6 tells us: Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lordour Maker. During Christmas many people will reflect on the birth of Christ and attend church but is their worship sincere? Is their yearly attendance more of a family tradition?
It is important to understand that only those who know who Christ as their Savior and King can truly come to worship Him.
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
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