When they had heard the King, they departed, and lo, the star, which they saw in the East, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
The setting for today's topical discussion is that the wise men had heard of the birth of Jesus as did King Herod and wanted to know where He was. King Herod had ill intentions for the baby Jesus as much had been prophesied about the coming Messiah and the King feared Jesus. After the wise men heard what the King had to say they were led by a star to where the baby Jesus was and after worshipping the new born King they departed in a different direction without telling King Herod where Jesus was.
What life applications can be applied to our lives from this lesson? Just as God the Father used a star to guide the wise men to where Jesus was. God knew their hearts and He is stilling guiding willing hearts to Jesus today. We must be willing to follow the star. This is because invitation to salvation remain open to all who will follow the star that leads to Jesus Christ and His saving powers. The other life application is that once we accept Jesus as our personal Savior, then we must worship Him in sincerity while giving our lives as a gift of sacrificial living which pleases God.
In following the star we must let the glory of God shine brightly in our lives illuminating this sin-darkened world.
Are you following the star of Jesus Christ?
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