So he sent and had John beheaded in prison. And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother. Continue reading
Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men. Continue reading
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Continue reading
“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” ~Thomas Jefferson Continue reading
Every Christmas story and nativity usually contains three wise men. Nowhere in scripture does it say three. It is assumed because of the three gifts that were presented to the Christ child. Continue reading
If you wanted Jesus as your Savior it probably wouldn’t take too much to find someplace or someone to tell you about Him. Continue reading
Nearly every nativity scene contains three wise men. Though this story is not included in any other Gospel other than Matthew and follows immediately after the birth of the Christ.
It is unlikely that the Wise men showed up at the birth since the star was over a house and Jesus is called a young Child.
One thing for sure,
And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matt 2:11
Of course, gifts are given at Christmas and justified by this story. More than that, the gifts are evidence of God’s provision.
The little family will be traveling to Egypt to escape the tyranny of King Herod, who orders the killing of all male children two-years old and under.
A trip to Egypt could not have been cheap; plus the time spent living there. Like you, they may have had some money to live day to day but a sudden trip is an extra expense. The gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh could have been used to finance such a trip and stay.
I have many stories of Him providing for us and I am not alone. I have heard many stories of providential provision.
I like to give gifts. I love to make someone happy with a small gift. But if I pray earnestly before getting a gift for someone, I would find myself getting a gift of provision by being led by the Holy Spirit.
Abba, Your gift of Salvation through the Babe of the manger is the best ever. YES&AMEN
Matt 14:6 When Herod’s birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod. Continue reading
Lately I have heard several people say that one sin is not greater than another.
I will have to disagree and I can prove it – Biblically!
It was after the arrest of Jesus. He is standing before Pontius Pilate and He’s not saying a whole lot. Continue reading