What Makes Wise Men Wise?

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2 (NLT)

"The Bible says if we seek Jesus with all our hearts, we will find him."

If you want to be wise this year, you must do the same things the wise men did.

First, they were seekers of the truth. The wise men really, really wanted to know the truth. They weren't going to put off finding out the truth about God.

You see how they asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?” The only way they could know this truth is that they had studied the Scriptures. That’s the only way they could know about the prediction that a Messiah, a Savior, the Christ would be born. 

You know the saying, ‘Wise men still seek Jesus today.’ Are you seeking Jesus?  Wise men and wise women still seek him. In fact, there are generally two kinds of people in life when it comes to truth: speculators and seekers. 

Speculators say, “Yeah, I want the truth,” but then they don't really put out any effort to learn it. They won't search for it; instead, they make assumptions. Speculators say things like, “You know, I like to think of God as …” or, “I imagine God in my mind as …” or, “It really helps me to think of God as ….”

But it doesn't even matter what they think. For instance, a speculator may think of God as a snow bunny, or Elvis, or the man on the moon – whatever – but the only thing that really matters is who God really is – what matters is the truth.

Seekers, on the other hand, take the time and the trouble to discover the truth. The Bible says if we seek Jesus with all our hearts, we will find him. If you focus on finding him, you cannot miss him. God will not let you miss him if you are that serious about seeking him.

The wise men were willing to go to any length to find the truth. You will become wise if you do the same this year.


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