Based on my last two postings it would be easy to conclude that I am "against" the Christmas "wise men." Such is not the case. In fact, we really need some Christmas-style Wise Men today. Here is what I mean:
In Matthew 2:1-2 the Christmas Wise Men sought out the newborn king to worship Him! We could sure use some Christmas Wise Men today who make worshipping Christ a passion and a priority!
In Matthew 2:10 the Christmas Wise Men "rejoiced exceedingly with great joy" when they saw the star reappear over the skies of Bethlehem. We could sure use some Christmas Wise Men today whose greatest joy in life is following hard after Jesus!
In Matthew 2:11 the Christmas Wise Men fell down and worshipped the Baby Jesus. We could sure use some Christmas Wise Men today who will humble themselves and make the exalting of Christ the greatest priority of their lives.
In Matthew 2:11 the Christmas Wise Men gave Jesus gifts of love and worship. We could sure use some Christmas Wise Men today who are more concerned about giving to Jesus then they are building their own wealth.
In Matthew 2:12 the Christmas Wise Men obeyed the warning of God in spite of the risk it was to them when they avoided King Herod on their way home. we could sure use some Christmas Wise Men today who will obey God at all costs.
Where are the Christmas Wise Men today? We could sure use them!