- They worshiped Him with the right attitude. These men were looking for the King. They expected to find Him. When they lost sight of the star for a brief period of time, they did not give up and go home. They kept going believing that something special had taken place. When they saw the star again, “they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy” (Matt 2:10).
Are you expecting to encounter the living Christ this Christmas?
- They worshiped Him with the right altitude. I realize that sounds preacherly, but that’s what they did. When the magi arrived in Bethlehem and found the Child that they had been seeking for years, they fell on their faces and they worshiped. They didn’t stand there and gawk. They didn’t work the room pressing flesh and kissing babies. They weren’t worried about appearances. The text says the “fell down” and they “worshiped him.” (v. 11a)
How are you planning on spending your Christmas?
- They worshiped Him with the right gratitude. The worship of the magi did not end with their falling prostrate before the young Child. Their worship continued as they presented their gifts. They brought riches not pittances. They brought their best not their leftovers. They brought gifts befitting a King. (v. 11b) What are you offering Jesus this Christmas? An occasional thought or the worship He deserves? ( Article: Peter Beck)
The bumper sticker says: Wise Men Still Worship Him. Do you?