🌟 Are you wise?
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.”
Matthew 2:9-10 KJV
It seems that the wise men lost sight of the star and were trying to find someone in Jerusalem that knew about it. We don’t really know how long these wise men travelled for. Some scholars say that it could have even been as long as two years! Imagine the great effort and expense that these men went through to travel a long distance, following a star. After the star (their guide) went missing for a short period of time, it reappears and they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. They had invested so much into seeking the new-born King that they must have been disappointed when the star briefly disappeared. But imagine the joy they experienced when their guiding star reappeared!
Wise men still seek Him. “Seeking” implies great effort and cost. Jeremiah 29:13 reveals that when we search for God with all our hearts (implying effort, focus and cost) we will find Him. How wise are you?
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