What direction did the wise men travel to find Jesus?
Yes! The wise men traveled westward to reach Jesus as a child and present him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. In Matthew 2:1, we see that “wise men from the East” came to Jerusalem, looking for “He who has been born King of the Jews.”
Here is what Charles F. Stanley has to say about the wise men in the Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible:
“The wise men eagerly journeyed to Bethlehem to give a royal welcome to the baby Jesus – God’s promised gift of salvation to mankind. They packed gold, frankincense, and myrrh so they could join in the Heavenly worship of the infant King. These men formed an important part of the celebration that surrounded Christ’s birth. In fact, they represented you in God’s great plan. They came to worship the Lord of lords and the King of kings, and their visit to the Christ child symbolizes the thousands of men and women who have humbly sought the Messiah throughout history.
Through your own seeking and serving, you become part of the heavenly symphony that gives passionate praise to the Savior. Allow your heart to burst into song at the thought of Him. Permit the tune of your being to swell with the joy of who He is. Just like the wise men, you have joined the great multitude in never-ending worship. Seek Him and sing, for surely He is worthy.”
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