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Let's bring meaningful worship to the King!

Rev Enoch Thompson | JANUARY 5, 2023 | MATTHEW 2:9-12


On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. Matt 2:11 (NIV)


The Wise Men were guided by God to the location of the Baby-King Jesus. Their joy knew no bounds, their effort had been rewarded. They could have returned to their homeland, with the news of the journeys, the meeting with the rival king Herod, and the surprising ignorance of the people of Israel that their King had been born.

But before any of that the Wise Men, represented the Gentile world to worship Jesus in His infancy, the first fruits of all Gentiles who would come into His Kingdom. Their intellectual, emotional and spiritual act of worship when they bowed down before this infant of about two years-old, was completed by the giving of their treasures to the King. Worship without the giving of our substance is incomplete worship by Bible standards.

Their offering was not only worthy but also meaningful. “Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.” The gold affirmed the kingship of Jesus, the frankincense proclaimed His High Priestly role, and the myrrh foretold His sacrificial death by which He would save humanity from our sins. Your sacrifices say something!

Our worship and our giving in that process must be meaningful. When we offer our time, talents and treasure we are declaring the eternal universal ownership of all things by Christ the King. We are declaring with the heavenly hosts;

"You are worthy, our Lord and God,

to receive glory and honour and power,

for you created all things,

and by your will they were created

and have their being." Rev 4:11 (NIV)


Seek out the Lord of history. Worship the King immortal. Offer meaningful gifts to God


O dear Lord, may my worship and my giving to you be meaningful at all times, in Jesus' Name. Amen.


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