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TBONE61
Dec 17th 2008, 02:04 PM
Matthew 2:11a (New King James Version)

11(a)] And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him.

Wise Guys Offered The Right Response

Indeed, what wisdom these guys displayed. Their response to seeing Jesus for the first time was worship. Beyond the obvious, there is a subtle lesson here.

It is very easy to get mixed up when it comes to the focus and motivation for our worship. notice the wise men worshiped a baby (by this time He was not in the manger, but still was not more than a toddler). The lesson is that their worship was not motivated by what Jesus had done for them. Jesus had done nothing for them, he was a baby. Their worship was motivated by who He was, God the King. As we worship the King this Christmas, may we not only focus on God's blessings, delightful as they are, but may we also focus on God's person, Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

FOR TODAY: Worship God for who He is.