Giving

Matt 2:11 …they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Of course, you recognize the gifts as those the wise men brought to the infant Jesus.
But they gave more than just these three items.
They gave their attention to the heavens and saw a star. They knew something wonderful was happening.
So, they gave their time to pack up provisions, finances, and plan a trip from Persia to Israel, a long, difficult journey.
Upon their arrival in Jerusalem, they gave testimony by asking King Herod, “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.” Matt 2:2
After getting the answer supplied by the chief priests and scribes, the wise men gave heed to what the scriptures said and headed to Bethlehem.
As they exited the palace of Herod they saw the star and they gave praise as it led them on the way.
When they arrived in Bethlehem and entered the house of Joseph, Mary, and little Jesus, they gave worship as they fell before the Christ Child.
It was here they gave the gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
With these gifts, they gave honor to His royalty (gold), His divinity (frankincense), and His humanity (myrrh).
Finally, they gave protection as a divine warning came in a dream telling them not to return to King Herod.
They returned home by a different route.
It’s obvious how much the Wisemen gave above and beyond those three prominent gifts.
What will you give for the Lord today?