The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Matthew 2:2

Early in the story of the wise men, they tell us why they came such a distance to the land of Israel. 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.” [1] Matthew 2:1-2.

It says the wise men came to worship Jesus, the newborn King. This explains their actions when they found this amazing child. After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! 11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him[2] Matthew 2:9-11.

The Wise Men had been on a long, expensive, and difficult journey to see Jesus. If you would have asked the wise men if it was worth it to worship Jesus, they would have given you and overwhelming “Yes.” I believe they would have said it was the most special moment in their life.

Is Jesus worthy of our worship today? The answer again is an overwhelming “Yes.” Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He is our Savior who died for our sins so we could be called to faith and forgiven. It is only because of Jesus that our relationship with the Father is restored. It is only because of Jesus and the faith we have placed in Him, that we are able to set foot in heaven. It is only because of Jesus that we are rescued from sin and death. It is only because of Jesus that we can have peace in a world of turmoil. It is only through Jesus that we are able to have a purpose beyond ourselves.

The creator of all stepped into time as the Divine Intruder to rescue us and give us the precious gift of salvation. The greatest gift we will ever receive is Jesus. Yes, He is worthy of our praise today, tomorrow, and in all eternity. Praise the Lord!

Take time to let the Lord take you to a new level of worship and appreciation for His Son Jesus. 

Psalm 100:1-5 – Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation. [3]

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

[1, 2, 3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Mt 2:1–2, Mt 2:9-11, Psalm 100:1-5). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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