Gene’s Daily Scriptural Postings.
“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 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.”
Daily Reading Plan
Matthew 2:1-23 Bible in a Year:
Psalm 109:1-31 ; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
AUDIO VERSIONGIFTS FOR A KINGThe very first Christmas, the wise men set out to follow the east"star," with the mindset of praise and worship to the "King."
“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 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 2:10-11)
Having seen with their own eyes the "King of kings" the "wise men" opened their treasures and presented Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh; these gifts were fit for a "King.”
The wise men recognized that this baby born in a manger was no ordinary baby. He was the Son of God in human flesh.
“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,” (1 Timothy 2:5)
Jesus is our High Priest and our Mediator between God and us. There is only one God, and there is only one Mediator between God and us.
The gifts that were given to Jesus that first Christmas by the wise men were significant to the life of Jesus. The gold, frankincense, and myrrh represented His sovereign dominion over the universe, His sacred deity, and His sacrificial death.
The wise men followed the east "Star" looking for Jesus, and they found Him. When you look for Jesus, He can use you also this Christmas. He can use you to show love and compassion to your friends, family, and the people hurting in your community. In doing so, you can lead them to Jesus and give them the greatest gift of all this Christmas: Eternity with Jesus.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
Why not allow the "star" of Bethlehem this Christmas lead others to Jesus? If you do, the person’s life you share the Christmas story with will never be the same.
Who can you share the Gift of Salvation this Christmas season?
Do you need Prayer? We are here to pray with you.
“Heavenly Father, I thank You for Jesus. Because of Jesus in my life, I have the greatest purpose I could ever have. The purpose I hold so dear is that I am able to share with others the birth of Jesus and what it means in my life. Because of Jesus, I have eternal life, joy, and peace in believing, access to all wisdom, and most of all eternity with Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of lords, my redeemer and my soon coming King. Praise to the name of Jesus. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
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