True Seekers Like the Magi

True Seekers Like the Magi
Herod's priests, who had God's Word, told the Magi the prophecy of Bethlehem (Matthew 2:1-6). 

The pagan Magi didn't have God's Word so God spoke to them through something they did have: stars.*

This is significant because it proves that people without God's Word aren't abandoned. If they sincerely seek Jesus, they will find Him. 

True Seekers Like the MagiBut why does this seem to happen so rarely? 

It probably happens more than we realize, but the sad fact is that most people refuse God's call.

There were thousands of pagans who studied the stars, but only these wise men responded. (1)

There were thousands of Jews who studied the Old Testament, but even the priests in Herod's court showed no interest in checking out the birth of Christ.

God speaks to pagans without His Word (See Wait for the English) and He speaks through His Word to us who have it. But only genuine seekers respond. 


The Magi are a living proof of Jeremiah 29:13: "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." 
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*I am not saying God speaks through pagan gods. I am saying that He will employ different means to get people's attention so they will find Jesus, the true God.


(1) Rahab's story is similar. See The Prostitute and She Had a Past and a Future.

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4 comments:

  1. That's beautiful! I'm reminded of how the apostle Paul wrote that all creation tells about God. What a marvelous thought! Merry (late) Christmas and happy new year!

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    1. That's a great Scripture reference to confirm this truth, Jamie. Yes, creation tells us of God's divine character even when we don't yet know His Name. (Romans 1:20)
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
      Gail : )

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  2. This is so good. I put it on my Facebook page. Great application, Gail.

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  3. Excellent point, Gail! And such a comforting revelation!

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