SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 2:9-12
The Magi went on their way after talking to King Herod. They followed the star until they saw where it had stopped over the place where Jesus was. They saw Jesus with Mary and worshipped him. The Magi gave Jesus gifts of gold, incense, and myrrh. They did not report back to Herod (having been warned in a dream), so they returned home a different way.
QUESTIONS FOR BSF 7-DAY CHALLENGE DAY 5: MAGI VISIT THE KING: MATTHEW 2:9-12
1 ) The Magi followed the star until they saw where it had stopped over the place where Jesus was. God wanted to make it clear who the real King was to them. God is gracious, indeed.
2 ) You should go to great lengths to worship Jesus and God. The Magis traveled very far on a long journey to see this King and give him gifts and worship. You and I, too, should go to great lengths to worship him, too.
3 ) Remembering all that Jesus did for me, all of my blessings, and praising him for those blessings and my life.
4 ) The Magi were warned in a dream to not go back to Herod. This ensured Herod would not find Jesus and kill him.
CONCLUSIONS TO BSF 7-DAY CHALLENGE DAY 5: MAGI VISIT THE KING: MATTHEW 2:9-12
This is a great example of ignoring what your leaders tell you when it puts others in harm’s way. Also, this is a great example of going out of your way to worship the One, True King.
COMMENTARY TO BSF 7-DAY CHALLENGE DAY 5: MAGI VISIT THE KING: MATTHEW 2:9-12
Note God’s control over the entire situation (every situation, in fact), as well as his control over Herod. He guides the Magi to the precise location of Jesus. They worship him with expensive gifts. God sends a dream (one of five dreams in Matthew 1-2) that will protect Jesus from the Enemy.
God is great and actively working in your life. Seek Him today!