“… behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”” (Matthew 2:1–2 NKJV)
It’s been said on many a Christian Christmas card, “wise men still seek Jesus.”
It is true.
Wisdom is found in Him.
But there are many stars in the sky we can follow. Some burn brightly for just a minute, diverting our attention, others establish their influence in the dark skies promising fulfilment and satisfaction if we will only follow.
What star will you choose to chase?
Fame, fortune, peace at all costs, the world’s ways and whims?
Scripture teaches that satan parades as an angel of light:
“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:14 KJV)
His brightness is dazzling. His schemes so subtle they are hard to discern. He orchestrates the constellations in the lower heavens, lifting one and shaming others, giving the passing trophies of this world to whomever he pleases:
“And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.” (Luke 4:5–7 KJV)
There are glories of this world, many, each shining to draw its moth-like victims.
Then there is a glory not of this world, a star that leads to Jesus.
Which one will you follow?