Jesus Is Fully God (Part 2)

Author: Taylor EisingPosted on: December 25, 2019

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Jesus Is Fully God (Part 2)

Three wise men, three kings, three magi—who were these people? The truth is, we don’t know a lot about them. But the Bible and history together do tell us a few things. To begin with, the Bible never says there were three. The only reason we say “three wise men” is because they gave three gifts, so historically, Christians have talked about three people. And what are they called, anyway? The technical term is magi, which is a Greek word referring to a certain group, possibly from Persia, who studied the stars. When they traveled, they tended to do so in big groups, so maybe a better title for the song “We Three Kings” would be “We Caravan of Magi.” God showed these magi a star that predicted the coming of a great King. As they traveled, probably for months or even years, He led them to Jesus, who was about two years old at the time. They recognized Jesus as the King whose birth had long been foretold. God opened their eyes to show them that this toddler was their Savior, and they bowed down and worshiped. These travelers from afar recognized Jesus as God before most of Israel, Jesus’ own people, did! This incredible part of the story of Christ’s birth shows that Jesus is fully God. The very stars proclaim who He is. Jesus is God, and because of His goodness and holiness, His handiwork cannot help but praise Him. His Name and His divinity are written all throughout creation, and if we earnestly seek Him, He will reveal Himself to us, so that we may join in that chorus of praise (Psalm 19:1-3; Romans 1:20). • Taylor Eising • Why is it important that Jesus is fully God? Could His sacrifice on the cross have saved us if He wasn’t fully God? (2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11) • Has God revealed Himself to you in any unexpected ways? What are some ways that you catch glimpses of God in creation? • It can be really hard to wrap your mind around the fact that Jesus is both completely God and completely human. It’s a divine mystery that can only be understood through faith. What questions do you have about it? Bring them to God! Who is a trusted Christian in your life you can also ask about these questions? All Your works shall praise You, O Lord, and Your saints shall bless You. Psalm 145:10 (NKJV)

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Matthew 2:1-12