This Week’s Theme – Jesus Christ, Our Lord and King
This Week’s Verse to Remember – Matthew 2:1-2 – “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”
Today’s Devotional Reading and Assignment
Please read Matthew 2:1-8
What brought the Magi to Jerusalem?
How did it affect all of Jerusalem?
What did Herod say he wanted to do?
Please also read Numbers 24:17
Quote of the Day – “It is no surprise that King Herod . . . was disturbed when the Magi came to Jerusalem looking for the One who had been “born King”. Herod was not the rightful king from the line of David. In fact he was not even a descendant of Jacob, but was descended from Esau and thus was an Edomite. This fact caused most of the Jews to hate him and never truly to accept him as king, even though he did much for the country. If someone had been rightfully born king, then Herod’s job was in jeopardy. He therefore called the Jewish scholars together and inquired where the Christ was to be born.” – Dr. Louis A. Barbieri, Jr. in The Bible Knowledge Commentary.