THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
God doesn’t guarantee a life free from storms.
He guarantees watchful eyes and helpful hands as we go through the storms.
7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
9 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.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
Baby Jesus was yet unable to walk or speak, yet the government was trying to destroy Him!
Wise men are thus warned:
do not allow the government to use you in destroying the goodness and influence of Jesus!
When we meet Him, we cannot help but worship Him!
When we meet Him, we cannot help but give Him our best!
When we meet Him, we are changed, and will live in a “different way!”
When we have surrendered to Him, He will:
teach us by His Word,
comfort and strengthen us by His Holy Spirit,
and, guide us with His watchful providence!
“If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious” (1Peter 2:3), live in a different way!
LEARN of Him through the Word,
COMFORT and STRENGTHEN others with His Word.
And, by all means, TELL OTHERS of His love, mercy and grace!
Do not allow the “storm” of government arrogance weaken your witness!