There were wise men, not “three” wise men. Thank God that’s out of the system.
5 things we can learn from the wise men
1. They were sincere seekers of the Truth; having diligently traveled afar to finally meet the King as prophesied by Micah, the prophet. Many give up their pursuit along the way. How is your walk with God today? Are you weary and fainting? Wait on the Lord.
2. They experienced an exceeding great joy when they reached their destination. They were deeply convicted and invested in their pursuit of Jesus. Is the joy of salvation abounding in you? Are you growing in the hope found in Christ alone?
3. They humbled themselves and worshipped Jesus. A true reverence and submission after knowing the truth. Many intelligent men of the world reject the truth of the Word even after hearing the truth.
4. They offered gold (faith), frankincense (praises) and myrrh (prayers). What are we offering to God daily? Are we offering the sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving to God? are we living by faith that pleases God?
5. They were warned by God to go another way because Herod wanted to destroy the child Jesus. When we walk in God’s wisdom, He guides our ways keeping us from evil men.
As believers, we should not give up, rather grow in the word of God daily. He is our true sustenance and reward.
“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:14-17