Worshipping Jesus.

The wise men in Matthew’s gospel were “worshippers.” They followed the star because they wanted to worship the Christ (Matthew 2:2). They made this clear to Herod…their goal was to find and worship the King of the Jews.
When Herod discovered (via the religious leaders) that the Christ was to be born in Bethlehem, he sent the wise men to worship. He also pretended to want to worship Jesus. He told the wise men, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him” (Matthew 2:8). In the following section, it becomes pretty clear Herod had no intention of worshiping Jesus! Nevertheless, Herod pretends to want to worship Jesus and presents the exact opposite response of the sincere wise men.
While Herod remains in his palace, the wise men go to Bethlehem, find Jesus, worship Him, and present Him with gifts (Matthew 2:11). They serve as the example for modern believers, not Herod. Herod remains in his comfortable palace while the wise men travel from afar to worship the Son of God. May we avoid Herod’s response and follow the wise men in worshipping Jesus, the One who is truly worthy of our worship!

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One thought on “Worshipping Jesus.

  1. Bethany McGuire says:

    I just started going through the book of Matthew last week, so these are awesome to be able to read along side my own Bible study!
    Thanks for posting!

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