A Discipleship Secret of the Magi That May Change Your Life

“We Three Kings of Orient Are bearing gifts we traverse afar. Field and fountain, moor and mountain, following yonder star.” We’ve all sung this song hundreds of times at Christmas, but unfortunately it’s probably very inaccurate. For instance, we do know of wise men visiting Jesus as a child, but there were likely more than three of them. All that Matthew 2:1 tells us is that they were simply “wise men” [plural]. As for our placing them in our myriad manger scenes, that is probably highly unlikely as well. According to Matthew 2:11, upon arrival they “entered the house”, not a manger, and verse 16 details that Messiah may have been as old as two when they arrived. Read More
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