Twenty-Eight Days of Unwrapping Christmas – Day Five, Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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 2:9-15

 

How did the Magi find the Child?

 

 

 

What did they do upon arriving?

 

 

 

 

Could the gold, frankincense, and myrrh help Joseph, Mary and Jesus later?

 

 

 

Please also read Isaiah 60:6 and Psalm 72:10

 

Quote of the Day – “Some believe the gifts had further significance by reflecting on the character of this Child’s life. Gold might represent His deity or purity, incense the fragrance of His life, and myrrh His sacrifice and death (myrrh was used for embalming). These gifts were obviously the means by which Joseph took his family to Egypt and sustained them there until Herod died.” – Dr. Louis A. Barbieri, Jr. in The Bible Knowledge Commentary.