Directional Help for the Directionally-Challenged!December 24, 2021
Directional Help #1:
When God Gives a “Starry Sign”, !
Matthew 2:1-2 (NLT)
Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, 2 “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.”
Daniel 2:48 (TLB)
Then the king made Daniel very great; he gave him many valuable gifts and appointed him to be ruler over the whole province of Babylon, as well as chief over all his wise men/magi.
Philippians 2:15-16 (TEV)
You must shine among them like stars lighting up the sky, 16 as you offer them the message of life.
Directional Help #2:
When God Gives Biblical Light, !
Matthew 2:5,6 (NLT)
“In Bethlehem in Judea,” they said, “for this is what the prophet wrote:
6 ‘And you, O Bethlehem in the land of Judah, are not least among the ruling cities of Judah, for a ruler will come from you who will be the shepherd for my people Israel.’”
John 13:17 (NIV)
Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
Psalm 119:105 (MSG) — By your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path.
Directional Help #3 —
When Encountering Jesus, the Light of Life, !
Matthew 2:9-11 (NLT)
After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy!
11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.