Matthew 2:1–11 (ESV)1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4 and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5 They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: 6 “ ‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’ ” 7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” 9 After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
WHAT MADE THE WISE MEN WISE?
1. THEY WERE SEEKERS OF THE TRUTH
2. THEY WERE WILLING TO GO TO ANY LENGTH
3. THEY DIDN’T STOP UNTIL THEY MET JESUS
4. THEY CAME FOR THE RIGHT REASON
5. THEY GAVE JESUS THE BEST THEY HAD
WHAT SHOULD I GIVE TO JESUS?
1. GIVE HIM MY TRUST
Psalm 50:14-15 (LB) “I want you to trust me in your times of trouble, so I can rescue you and you can give me glory!” Trust God so when he bail you out He can get glory.
2. GIVE HIM FIRST PLACE IN YOUR LIFE
Matt 6:33 (NIV) “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all the other things will be given to you as well.”
3.GIVE HIM MY HEART
Psalm 37:5 (MSG) “Open up before God, keep nothing back! He’ll do whatever needs to be done.”
Luke 12:34 (NIV) “Wherever your treasure is, your heart will be there also.”
4. BRING OTHERS TO JESUS
John 3:16 (NIV) “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Luke 14:23 (NLT) “Go out into highways and countryside and urge everyone you find to come in, so that the house will be full.