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WISE MEN (AND WOMEN) STILL . . . -- MATTHEW 2:1-12

December 22, 2019
Preach The Word
WISE MEN (AND WOMEN) STILL . . . -- MATTHEW 2:1-12
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Preach The Word
WISE MEN (AND WOMEN) STILL . . . -- MATTHEW 2:1-12
Dec 22, 2019

The Bible is filled with many examples of wisdom and wise people. Enoch and Noah were wise enough to walk with God. Ruth was wise enough to say, “...for whither thou goest I will go; and whither thou lodgest, I will lodge; Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.” Andrew was wise because he brought people to Jesus. David was wise enough to say, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Mary was wise enough to sit at Jesus feet and learn. Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived (I Kings 12:3). Then, there were the wise men, who came to worship the Lord Jesus when he was just a child. This time of year we may see signs that read, "Wise men still seek Him." But Romans 3:11 tells us that "there is none that seeketh after God."  In Luke 19:10 Jesus said He had come "to seek and to save that which was lost." When He seeks us and we respond to Him, we are wise. That’s what the men in our text did. The Lord gave them a light and they followed it. When they did, they came to Jesus. When they met Him, their lives changed forever. We see some of the characteristics of truly wise people in our text today. Truly wise people share the same qualities that characterized the wise men who came to worship Jesus in Bethlehem. Notice with me what a wise person does.

    I.  WISE ONES STILL APPROACH HIM -- VV. 1-10.
   II.  WISE ONES STILL ADORE HIM --VV. 2, 11.
  III.  WISE ONES STILL ADORN HIM -- VS. 11a.
 IV.  WISE ONES STILL ACKNOWLEDGE HIM -- VS. 12.

Show Notes

The Bible is filled with many examples of wisdom and wise people. Enoch and Noah were wise enough to walk with God. Ruth was wise enough to say, “...for whither thou goest I will go; and whither thou lodgest, I will lodge; Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.” Andrew was wise because he brought people to Jesus. David was wise enough to say, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Mary was wise enough to sit at Jesus feet and learn. Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived (I Kings 12:3). Then, there were the wise men, who came to worship the Lord Jesus when he was just a child. This time of year we may see signs that read, "Wise men still seek Him." But Romans 3:11 tells us that "there is none that seeketh after God."  In Luke 19:10 Jesus said He had come "to seek and to save that which was lost." When He seeks us and we respond to Him, we are wise. That’s what the men in our text did. The Lord gave them a light and they followed it. When they did, they came to Jesus. When they met Him, their lives changed forever. We see some of the characteristics of truly wise people in our text today. Truly wise people share the same qualities that characterized the wise men who came to worship Jesus in Bethlehem. Notice with me what a wise person does.

    I.  WISE ONES STILL APPROACH HIM -- VV. 1-10.
   II.  WISE ONES STILL ADORE HIM --VV. 2, 11.
  III.  WISE ONES STILL ADORN HIM -- VS. 11a.
 IV.  WISE ONES STILL ACKNOWLEDGE HIM -- VS. 12.