29 Dec Lessons From the Wise Men. # 2
Imagine if the wise men had gotten tired waiting for that bright star and had decided to quit that night and go to bed. They would have easily missed the star that would eventually lead them to Jesus. But they new the scriptures, they new the season of the coming of the promised one, the Messiah. And they where sensitive to the leading of God, because they where living in expectance of the coming of the promised one, know the season according to scripture, they where ready to receive the coming one.
And what a waste it would have been if they would have given up after seeing the star! But they responded with action, faith in the sign before them and sought out Jesus.
We too like the wise me at the birth of Jesus have the scriptures to tell us of the season of His coming again. Jesus tells us
“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Matthew 24:36-44
So point two we can learn from the wise men is to be looking for, waiting for the return of Jesus, and be ready to meet Him and not be taken by surprise as by a thief in the night (1 Thessalonians 5:2-4), like so many where the first coming. Not ready to bring gifts or incense and gold, but lamps full of oil, a life pleasing to Him.