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enid
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 Herod sent the wise men.


And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also." Matthew 2:8.

I never realised, until now, that it was Herod who sent the wise men to Bethlehem, after he asked the chief priests and scribes where the Christ was to be born.
Interesting.

 2018/12/13 15:53Profile
TMK
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 Re: Herod sent the wise men.

It begs the question why Herod did not just send soldiers then.


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Todd

 2018/12/13 19:11Profile
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I guess, I don't know, but I guess it is because Herod didn't know where they were.
For he said, in verse 8, to go and search for the young Child and when you have found Him...

So I guess it was because he didn't know where Jesus was.

 2018/12/14 7:49Profile
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 Re:

Hi Todd,

Would the star lead the soldiers to where Jesus was?


ADD:
Re: Matt. 2:9
Guess Herod was pretty smart.


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Jade

 2018/12/14 7:59Profile
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I would think so; I doubt it was only visible to the magi and they told Herod about the star.

Herod could have simply had soldiers follow the magi from a distance.

Regardless, his duplicity is sickening.

1. Lullay, thou little tiny child,

By, by, lully, lullay:

Lullay, thou little tiny child,

By, by, lully, lullay.

2. O sisters, too, how may we do,

For to preserve this day?

This poor Youngling for whom we sing,

By, by, lully, lullay.

3. Herod the king in his raging,

Charged he hath this day

His men of might, in his own sight,

All children young to slay.

4. Then woe is me, poor child for thee,

And ever morn and day,

For thy parting nor say nor sing

By, by, lully, lullay


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 2018/12/14 14:24Profile
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“I doubt it was only visible to the magi and they told Herod about the star.”


The star must have had disappeared from their view when the wise men reached Jerusalem or would they have asked: ”Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him." (Matt. 2:2)?

After they left Herod, the star re-appeared to guide them to Jesus (Matt. 2:8-9).


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"Herod could have simply had soldiers follow the magi from a distance."

Perhaps..... Herod must have been a very proud man, an authoritarian, and, as king fully expected the wise men to obey him? But another King, infinitely greater than him, had been born.



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Just think:

Herod, with the best Bible scholars (the scribes) to enlighten him, killed a whole town of infants and still missed Jesus.

The wise men who humbly sought Jesus to worship Him and to bring Him offerings were specially guided to Jesus and entered His presence.

So, only those who seek Jesus to worship Him and offer themselves to Him will find Him and enjoy His presence.


Christmas Offering:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_Vkd9BlnC8


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