Growing in Christ- Digging Deeper: December 23, 2021

Read: Matthew 2:1-12

God had prepared the Magi for centuries for this one event in history. As a group, they had mapped out the comings and goings of the stars for centuries. They knew what each star meant in the course of world history. But then, one night, there was a new star. Where did the star come from? It is possible that the star could have been an angel in the bright raiment of heaven. According to Revelation 2; 6:13; 12:1-4, what do the stars in Scripture often represent? Whether an angel or a literal star, what did that new star mean? Why would they travel the distance from Persia to visit this baby when many other royals had been born or appointed with no such visits made? Why did they not go back to talk to King Herod? What would have happened had they ignored the angelic message in their dream as just a case of bad Judaen food? What does that tell you about the warnings you receive through the study of Scripture and prayer? Listen to the warnings that God gives to you.