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, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”’
The wise men followed “His star” to Jerusalem and made it known to king Herod that they were searching for the King of the Jews. After Herod consulted with the chief priests and scribes it was made known that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. So the king sent the wise men to find the young Child, Jesus.
The wise men followed His star. Some say it was the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Some suggest it was a supernova and some think it was a specific created unique star or sign in the sky. Whatever it was, it is significant that God used His star to point them to the Savior of the world.
Herod desired to be accepted by the Jews whom he ruled but he was not a Jew. The Jews had so much hatred for him. It troubled him that the wise men where looking for the King and it wasn’t him.
It’s significant to note that Jesus was considered King of the Jews from birth. No baby has ever been born a king. They first spend time as a prince before becoming a king. Jesus was born the King of Kings and the Lord of Lord’s.
Do you honor Jesus as King of Kings and Lord of Lords? Submit to His authority today and be a servant of the King.
Lord, I pray today that we all honor You as King. We as a nation and as individuals need to bow and worship You. Let my manner of worship be glorifying to You.