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Today’s Scripture & Insight: Matthew 2:3

Why is the world so disturbed about Jesus? Why does the world persecute believers in Jesus? What are they afraid of? When the wise men came to Jerusalem, they also met a person who was disturbed by Jesus. 

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem.[1]

King Herod gives us insight to why worldly people are disturbed about Jesus. Some refuse to let go of their plan and want control. Others are spiritually blind. The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Cor. 4:4, “Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” [2]

The spiritually blind work in conjunction with the enemy to oppose those who believe in Jesus at every turn. Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” [3] We are in a great spiritual battle and our enemy can’t get to God, so he opposes God’s people and His plan for mankind. 

How do we move forward in this spiritual battle? The Apostle Paul gives us some answers in Ephesians 6:10-17. 

10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. 

13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. [4]  Ephesians 6:10-17.

How about you? Are you ready to put on the full armor of God? Be in God’s word, take time to pray and be open to being led by the Holy Spirit. As you follow the Lord’s leading, be prepared for the Him to use you in a new and mighty way.

Listen here to hear the story of the wise men and Jesus:

[1, 2, 4] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Mt 2:1–3, 2 Co 4:4, Eph 6:10-17). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

[3] The Holy Bible: New International Version. (1984). (Jn 10:10). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

One thought on “The World is Disturbed About Jesus

  1. We must put on the FULL not part or pieces. To often we try to do that. But, the most important is the Sword. The only defensive part. Thanks for sharing.

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