The Wise Men, We’ve become used to them, but if you look at the scene closely, they appear out of place with their fancy clothes and special gifts.
They are the most fascinating people in the Christmas story. We don’t know who they are or where they are from. The Bible calls them “magi.” Magi were a combination of philosophers, scientists, and astronomers. They were quite wealthy well educated and wise.
We can learn a lot from the wisdom they display in the Christmas story.
Among other lessons from the Wise Men, we learn to be seekers of the truth. They want to know the truth about God, their past, and their future. The Wise Men asked, “Where is the baby who was born to be the king of the Jews?” (Matthew 2:2)
The Wise Men were seeking Jesus. Wise men and women still seek him today.
There are two kinds of people in life when it comes to truth: speculators and seekers.
Speculators make guesses about the truth. They think they know what God is like and love to argue and discuss about God, but they’re just guessing because they don’t really want to know the truth. They only want to talk about God.
On the other hand, God loves those who take the time to find the truth.
They seek after Jesus with all they have. God loves seekers. The Bible tells us, “But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul” (Deuteronomy 4:29)