Cover of Three Wise WomenWhat if the Three Wise Men had been the Three Wise Women?
Someone has suggested that if that had been the case, the following would be true.....
1.They would have asked for directions and arrived on time.
2.They would have helped deliver the Baby.
3.They would have cleaned the stable.
4.They would have made a casserole.
5.They would have brought disposal diapers as a gift.
Funny but probably true! But they weren't women, so what do we know about them?
You will have to read Matthew 2: 1-12 to get the answers to the following questions.. (Don't be too sure you know the answers without reading)...
1.Is it true that verse one states that, “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea...” ?
2.Is it also true that the first verse says, “Behold, three wise men from the East came to Jerusalem” ?
3.What kind of camels does the scripture say they were riding?
4. Does verse two say they followed the star from the East?
5.How did the chief priests and scribes know where Jesus would be born?
6.How did the Wise Men know to go to Bethlehem?
7. Do you think they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy because the star finally stood over the stable where the Christ Child was?
8.Is it true that they presented gifts to Jesus of Gold, incense, and Myrrh?
9.What did Herod tell them when they returned to Jerusalem?
**************************************************Well, if you read the scripture, you may be surprised at how many errors there is in the nine questions..But to close this out let us be reminded of three things.
1.They were dedicated to learning about Christ and was determined to seek, and worship Him. How about us? Are there “earthly” things that are more important to us than that?
2.Upon meeting Jesus, they gave Him the very best of all they had. He doesn't expect any less of us.
3. After meeting Jesus they didn't walk the same path back. When we seek, find, and meet Jesus, we will follow a different path through life. The Bible calls it the Highway of Holiness.
What path will we follow in the New Year?
My favorite bumper sticker of all time is the one that reads:
"WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM"