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Wise Men and their Gifts

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” … 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. – Matthew 2:1, 2, 11.

The three wise men who were eagerly waiting for the birth of Christ, travelled all the way and came to visit Him. The wise men might have travelled for months anticipating the time of the birth of Christ. There were other learned men in the court of Herod, the chief priests and the scribes who also knew about the birth of Christ that was to place in the Bethlehem, however it were the wise men who sought and were able to see Christ.

The wise men also presented meaningful gifts to express their excitement as they were aware of the person they were to see.

Even today, as we are aware of the birth of Christ, we tend to ignore the importance as the Chief priests and the scribes because we think about ourselves so called learned, even though we are aware of the importance of the event. This is the time to seek and find the Christ in our lives, to renew ourselves in His love and lead ourselves in the way Christ desired us to be, this can be our precious gift that He expects from us.

How Wise are We?

The Bible teaches that Satan is “the god of this age” who has blinded the minds of those who do not believe, “lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them” (2 Corinthians 4:4). Thus, the world is faced with two kinds of wisdom: the natural wisdom that is implemented by the subtlety and cleverness of Satan, and the wisdom that comes directly from the Spirit of God, who is called the Spirit of Wisdom.

We view things from this world of time and space, but God views us from His throne in the heavens in the light of eternity. We see ourselves as self-sufficient, self-important and self-sustaining; but God sees us as dependent, self-centered and self-deceived. The Spirit of Wisdom today would point everyone to the cross of Jesus Christ, where there is forgiveness of sin and the solution to the dilemmas and problems that face us corporately and individually.

What are you focusing at is important. The Spirit of Wisdom can lead to the right direction in our walk together with God. The world would choose the natural wisdom. What is your preference? How Wise are we?

What Defines Your Future?

“You will also declare a thing, and it shall be established…” – Job 22:28

In the Old Testament there was an Israelite woman who was about to give birth. She had just heard that the Ark of the Covenant that housed God’s presence had been stolen. She was so upset about it that she named her baby boy Ichabod, which means “the glory has departed.” Notice what she did; she named her future by what was happening in her present. She could have just as easily named him “the glory will return,” but she was so focused on the negative, so caught up in where she was at that moment that she defined her future by it.

Friend, don’t ever name your future by your present day circumstances. You may have had some hard times in the past, but get that “Ichabod” spirit off of you. It may look like you’re stuck in a rut and you don’t really see how you could ever rise any higher, but don’t speak defeat over your life. Instead, name your future: blessed, prosperous, successful, victorious, healthy, whole, strong, talented, creative, wise. Declare what God’s Word says so that you can move forward in the destiny He has prepared for you!

Wise Men Still Seek Him

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” (Proverbs 9:10).

After Jesus was born, the Bible tells us in Matthew chapter two that Wise Men came from the East to bow before Him and worship Him.  They went to great lengths just to get a glimpse of the child and traveled a long distance for many months, following the star. When they saw Him, they were so overwhelmed.  The scripture says they fell to their faces to honor and worship Him.The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  That means that we should have a reverential honor and respect for Him—just like the Wise Men did.  We are wise when we set everything else in life aside in order to seek Him.  We are wise when we worship Him and give Him everything that we are.  We are wise when we take time to honor Him.  Remember, God is a rewarder of the people who diligently seek after Him.  As you continue to put Him first in all you do, you’ll increase in wisdom and discernment, and you’ll move forward into the life of blessing He has in store for you.”The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10).After Jesus was born, the Bible tells us in Matthew chapter two that Wise Men came from the East to bow before Him and worship Him.  They went to great lengths just to get a glimpse of the child and traveled a long distance for many months, following the star. When they saw Him, they were so overwhelmed.  The scripture says they fell to their faces to honor and worship Him.The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  That means that we should have a reverential honor and respect for Him—just like the Wise Men did.  We are wise when we set everything else in life aside in order to seek Him.  We are wise when we worship Him and give Him everything that we are.  We are wise when we take time to honor Him.  Remember, God is a rewarder of the people who diligently seek after Him.  As you continue to put Him first in all you do, you’ll increase in wisdom and discernment, and you’ll move forward into the life of blessing He has in store for you.