RESOLVE – The Wise MenJanuary 3, 2021
Matthew 2:1-2 (NLT); Jesus born in Bethlehem in , during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the king of the Jews? We saw His star as it rose, and we have come to worship Him.”
What the Bible does NOT say; The Bible does say; there were wise men. The number is unknown. The Bible does name them, nor what they came from.
What the Bible does say; The Bible does say; they came seeking the King and that they followed the . They were simply astronomers and certainly astrologers.
They were was wise men who had read the They were wise men with a knowledge of the Testament. They were seeking the King they had about.
Definition of the word Resolve; settle or find a to (a problem, dispute, or contentious matter). google.com
The wise men resolved to follow the star in order to find the King.
Matthew 2:3-8 (NLT); King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem. He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?” “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they said, “for this is what the prophet wrote: ‘And you, O Bethlehem in the land of Judah, are not least among the ruling cities of Judah, for a will come from you who will be the for my people Israel.’ “
Then Herod called for a private meeting with the wise men, and he learned from them the time when the star first appeared. Then he told them, “Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. And when you find Him, come back and tell me so that I can go and worship Him, too!”
Further Definition of Resolve: decide firmly on a course of action. google.com
Herod wanted to a problem. The wise men wanted to solve their
Do you want Jesus to solve a problem or to your King?
Matthew 2:9-10 (NLT); After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were filled with !
RESOLVE must lead to . If no action is taken, it is mere words.
Matthew 2:11-12 (NLT); They entered the house and saw the with His mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Then they opened their treasure chests and gave gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. When it was time to leave, they returned to their own country by route, for God had them in a dream not to return to Herod.
to follow and the Spirit leads.
God cannot help me; I’ve messed up too much – WRONG!!!
God RESOLVED to you and offer you His !
Romans 5:8 (NLT); But God showed His great love for us by Christ to die for us while we were sinners.
God saved you by His grace when you . And you can’t take credit for this; it is a from God. Salvation is not a for the good things we have done, so of us can boast about it.
There is in Jesus! Salvation is the greatest you can ever receive.
RESOLVE to start 2021 in with Jesus!!