As they came into the house and saw the child with Mary his mother, they bowed downand worshiped him. They opened their treasure boxes and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11)
The wise men were students of their times. They followed the star, found Jesus, bowed down, and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Jesus with gifts. Perhaps these were the first strategic kingdom investors in the New Testament age.
What an example for us to follow! As students of our times, do we see the “star”? Are we willing to worship the King? The wise men worshiped Jesus and presented their treasure to him.
The wise men first gave their hearts to Jesus when they bowed down and worshiped him. Once the Lord has our heart, he has everything else related to us. We seek to present ourselves—our time, talent, and treasure—to the King. Daily, we present all of ourselves as a living sacrifice to him. And when we do, our lives will echo into eternity.
It is interesting to note that the wise men, after encountering Jesus, no longer listened to Herod, who represents the voice of this world. They departed into their world another way; their lives were redirected.
Today, ask yourself:What steps do I need to take to follow the example of the wise men?