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In A Minute: Famous Christmas Words

So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet…” Matthew 2:5

Herod gathered the chief priests and scribes of the people and inquired where the King of the Jews was to be born. The news from the wise men had troubled him deeply. Something had happened of which he had no knowledge.

But there were some there who though they did not know what had transpired concerning Jesus’ birth, they certainly knew the prophecies that surrounded it. Herod, in contrast was spiritually ignorant.

Jesus, himself exhorted us to “search the Scriptures.” There are things happening all around us. Does the Bible address such things as natural disasters, wars, threats of wars, economic problems, moral issues? Does the Scripture offer guidance or give direction when we are troubled? Is there something in the Bible that brings comfort or encouragement in distressing times?

The Word of God is timeless. Search the Scriptures. What does God have to say? I know life is busy. Yet we find time for movies, video games, social media, etc. Find time to get in the Word. Are you setting goals for the new year? Put “Read the Bible” at the top of your list.

Herod was ignorant of the Scriptures, but we are required to study God’s Word so that we can not only intelligently dialogue about the Word, but that we can live Word.

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. John 5:39 KJV

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