3:16 Plan - Week 29 - Day 5 - Year 2 - Matthew 2:1-23, Luke 2:39-40

Wise people still seek Jesus and all who seek Him will find Him.


Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word


Matthew 2:5-6 - "In Bethlehem in Judea," they said, "for this is what the prophet wrote: 'And you, O Bethlehem in the land of Judah, are not least among the ruling cities of Judah, for a ruler will come from you who will be the shepherd for my people Israel.'"


Read - Matthew 2:1-23, Luke 2:39-40

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Apply


Joseph/Mary’s responsibilities towards caring for the Messiah didn’t end at birth.  They were called to protect and care for this child by doing some extreme things.  They relocated multiple times to do this.  They learned to hear the voice of God so that they would be aware of what to do.  This is actually true for any parent.  Your child isn’t the Messiah but they are important to God…so care for them as ‘they grow up healthy and strong…filled with wisdom and God’s favor”.


Yield


Lord, I will give You the gift I have - my obedient life.


Extra Discovery


Read Micah 5:2 to see another prophecy fulfilled.


Revelation


Herod is an example of Satan’s deceiving ways.  He wanted power and title and wanted nobody to compete for his glory.  This hunger brought him all the way to infanticide.  As Christ-Followers that live in a very rough world, we must not fold to the desires of the flesh like this.  How do we keep from it?  God has given us His Holy Spirit to Morph our Mindset so Satan can’t deceive us.  His purposes are life and not destruction.  James 4 reminds us to Submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from us.