In Matthew 2:11, after the magi came into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

After people who have been truly seeking God encounter Jesus Christ, they are immediately compelled to worship Him. At this point, Jesus is still a child but the magi have no doubt the Word of God is true and accurate. They had real faith! They trusted in the prophets who had came before them and God certainly did not deceive these men. They traveled to Bethlehem from their homes which were far away to see the new born King. Some of us (myself included) have trouble at times travelling from our beds to our Bibles in order to get to know the King who sacrificed His life for us. After these men worshiped Jesus, they presented to Him all kinds of gifts. It was only natural that these men dedicated their gifts to the King they had come to worship. That should be the same result in our lives. What we worship is where we will dedicate our gifts. If we are to worship  Christ, we should also dedicate all of our gifts to Him. If we worship without dedication, is that truly worship? That is not my place to answer for anyone else. I am sure God can answer that question personally in each one of our lives. Now, we may not have gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh but we have something that is so much more valuable to God; we have our lives. That is what God wants from us. We should confidently join with the Apostle Paul as he said in Galatians 2:20, “It is no longer I who live but Christ lives in Me.” Being that we are created in the image of God, what could be greater and better than the fellowship of Creator and creature, Father and children? The answer is simple: nothing can be greater and better than that!


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