It’s Wise To Worship Jesus
Matthew 2:10-11 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
This time of year is an extremely busy time of year—rushing around buying gifts for people. It’s a very costly time of year too, and it’s very time consuming. Thinking about what gifts to buy, queuing up in the shops, and wrapping the gifts.
But then I started to think about Jesus and I was challenged. You see if Jesus is first place in our lives then that means He deserves the greatest gift, the gift that costs the most.
This is why they were known as the three wise men. Firstly, because they knew that baby Jesus was God. Secondly, they knew to only offer God a gift that costs.
The three wise men are a great example as to what true worship is. When we come to worship Jesus we have to do two things. First fall down. Second offer him something that costs.
What do we offer Jesus? What gifts are we supposed to bring him? In the scripture we see there are some things we have to pay a price for without money. We are to offer Him our bodies as a living sacrifice, this is something that is costly, something that money can’t buy.
The three wise men gave Jesus gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The woman at Bethany gave Jesus the flask of very costly oil. We are to give Jesus our bodies.
To Him, I believe that’s the greatest gift that He can receive from us—the offering that He treasures the most, it’s the very thing He’s looking for—our bodies.
This Christmas, let us be wise and spend our time falling down to worship Him, offering the most costly gift to the most important person in our lives, King Jesus.
Thank you Father for sending Jesus to us. I acknowledge that He is my King, worthy to be worshipped, and worthy of the most costly gift this Christmas. I fall down and I offer my body as a living sacrifice to You. Use me for your glory, in Jesus' name, Amen.