Summary: Have you ever stopped to ask when hearing the account of the birth of our LORD, "How did the Wise men know of the birth of the KING OF THE JEWS?" I mean, think about it? It wasn’t broadcast over TCN (The Camel Network). It wasn’t aired over short-wave rad
How Wise These Three Be!
Tree of Life Ministries Association
Pastor Eric Aschendorf 12-11-2003
Mat 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Mat 2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Mat 2:3 When Herod the king had heard [these things], he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
Mat 2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
Mat 2:5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
Mat 2:6 And thou Bethlehem, [in] the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
Mat 2:7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
Mat 2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found [him], bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
Mat 2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
Mat 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
Mat 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Have you ever stopped to ask when hearing this account of the birth of our LORD, "How did these Wise men know of the birth of the KING OF THE JEWS?" I mean, think about it? It wasn’t broadcast over TCN (The Camel Network). It wasn’t aired over short-wave radio. Neither of these yet existed. So how did they know? We assume that there were at least three that showed up this night because of the number of gifts but there may have been more. How though did they know? There is a fantastic song that has been out for a few years now that is called and asks the question, "Mary did you know?" It questions if Mary understood who JESUS really was and is. From the Biblical accounts at least Mary had been told but as for these three we have no record.
Luk 1:26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
Luk 1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name [was] Mary.
Luk 1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, [thou that art] highly favoured, the Lord [is] with thee: blessed [art] thou among women.
Luk 1:29 And when she saw [him], she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
Luk 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.