In Matthew 2:2, when the magi arrived in Jerusalem, they asked, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”

What is our purpose in all the things that we do? Why do we read our bibles or go to church? The reason the magi were looking for where Jesus was born was not to be regarded as good people in God’s eyes, learn how to live, or quote His Word on Facebook from time to time; their purpose was to worship the King of kings and the Lord of Lords. The magi knew the implication of the birth of Jesus Christ. While it is uncertain if they knew that Jesus would die for them in order to save them from their sin, we have the privilege of knowing what God has done to our sins and our sinful nature through the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. If we disregard or choose not to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, trying to live by His teachings becomes impossible, very discouraging and a tease to both or flesh and our spirit. We know what we want to do in our spirit, and what we should do in our flesh, but we have absolutely no power over the flesh to actually do what we know to be right. All of the teachings of Jesus only become possible through Him living in us by the power of the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit, we end up making up our own rules as we go along and then feel terrible when we can’t even live up to our own low standards. Only through the death of Jesus Christ can we depart from the old life we were once apart of and only through Resurrection of Jesus Christ we can enter into the newness of life when it is no longer us who live, but Christ who lives in us.

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