Real Wise Men

The magi from eastern lands in the Matthew 2 portion of the Advent narrative were members of a group of royal astrologers and advisors who wielded great influence. But the wisdom of those who set out for Palestine to find and honor a greater king, far exceeded that of their contemporaries. Maybe they had been influenced by the royal advisor and prophet Daniel who followed the true God of his Jewish homeland and prophesied of a future Messiah king. In whatever way their knowledge was energized and their belief inspired, when revelation came they responded and set out on a long and uncertain journey. They proved themselves real wise men by seeking Him whom God revealed and sent. True wisdom remains the same today. Wise men still seek Him. You can join the ranks of the truly wise by seeking and serving Jesus. Make Him the goal of your plans and pursuits as you journey into the New Year.