Read: Matthew 2:1-23
Today you read about God’s sign (a star) signaling the birth of Jesus. As I read this chapter I realized that all the key players were confronted with the news of Jesus Christ and they acted in different ways.
- The wise men (or the Magi’s) chose to find Jesus and rearranged their life to seek him out.
- The religious leaders (the priests) knew the prophecy concerning the birth of a Messiah and chose to ignore the news of Jesus.
- Herod heard the news and chose to oppose and destroy Jesus out of fear and jealousy.
All three made choices regarding Jesus–all different choices. Do their choices sound familiar to you? Do you know people who have made choices in each of these three ways?
As you walk with Christ this month, it’s my experience that you will respond the way the Magi did and be overcome by Jesus’ presence. When God’s Word impacts your life you will respond in worship. There’s really no other appropriate response other than worship. As your life begins to change don’t be silent to those who ignore and oppose… your praise, your life, your words, and your tenderness will act as a strong sign that God is alive.