Day 8 of 100, prophecies fulfilled by Jesus- Kings shall bring him gifts

Kings shall bring Him gifts
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Day 8 of 100, prophecies fulfilled by Jesus Kings shall bring him gifts, fall down before him – Ps. 72:10-11;
Mat. 2:1-11

Ps. 72:10-11 May the nomads bow before him, and his enemies lick the dust. May the kings of Tarshish and distant shores bring tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts. 11 May all kings bow down to him and all nations serve him.

Mat. 2:1-11
1After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the One who has been born King of the Jews? We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” 3When King Herod heard this, he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4When he had assembled all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired where the Christ was to be born. 5“In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:

6‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of My people Israel.’ 

7Then Herod called the Magi secretly and learned from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8And sending them to Bethlehem, he said: “Go and search carefully for the Child, and when you find Him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship Him.” 9After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stood over the place where the Child was. 10When they saw the star, they rejoiced with great delight. 11On coming to the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.

Thought – what gifts can we offer Jesus? What does it mean that He is king? He started the gift giving by giving His life at Calvary.

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  1. I agree! I once told a study class that Jesus is the gift we are given at Christmas but open at Easter.
    I think the greatest gift we can give Jesus is to follow the Great Commandment and Love One Another. That can be more difficult than it sounds, because he means love the unlovable.
    Also, I think letting Him in….keeping Him close daily. Although I am unworthy, I know He wants to be my constant companion. He wants my love and for me to know His. (Done right, that would make every moment a prayer)
    I also think what Katiedash just wrote: Trust and Obedience! Big gifts, not easy.
    The hard part about trust is waiting on Him. Knowing that he is at work in my life. That He knows what I want and need. But more than that, HE KNOWS WHAT’S GOOD FOR MY IMMORTAL SOUL..and that may be different than what my human self wants and needs. It may not be easy.
    Obedience. Harder than it seems… I’m not a killer or a bank robber…but how do you think I made out on my Lenten promise to be kind to my very difficult neighbor no matter what! ??? He gives me a little assignment and I blow it! But He is so patient and gracious, He will give me more opportunities. And the grace to do better.
    That he is King…means that He is due praise,worship and gratitude at all times. He is King above all kings. So, as the kings from afar did , we must bring the best we have ( the best we are) to our King.

    1. It may take a lot of seeds of kindness to break through your difficult neighbor’s heart. Keep smiling as you go by her might be one way to plant a seed. You can think of others. Transformation is a process, not an event. Also, praying for your neighbor is a seed. These seeds may not germinate, at least not where you can see the evidence, but you have planted them. Keep on planting, even if you never see a harvest. Be encouraged, Jill. God is not done with any of us. If it seems like He is, it’s because He’s taking a break and working on me! 🙂

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