I’ve written a lot in DIG lately about what the Bible says about the birth of Jesus.
Now let’s look at some stuff that the Bible doesn’t write about!
We’ve already seen in the last four days that He was not born in a stable.
Do you also know that the wise men were not at His birth?
Do you also know that the Bible says nothing about the number of wise men that eventually visited Him?
In Matthew 2 v 1 we see the wise men coming from the east at the time of His birth, we do not see them visiting Him then.
Their visit came at a later time.
They came to see the Lord later, when he was no longer a baby but a small child.
When they saw Him the Word says He was a young child or an infant, according to the Greek word for “young child” (Matthew 2 v 11).
There are lots of wrong interpretations from the Bible and this is one of them; traditions of man tells us that the wise men were at the birth of Jesus and that there were three of them, yet the Word does not say this.
The temple shepherds came and saw the baby Jesus, the wise men did not!
This is a valuable lesson for us when trying to read and understand the Bible; we should actually take heed of the Word of God and not the traditions of man.
You may say well does this really matter?
I saw yes it does, as we are putting more faith in and believing traditions of man rather than the Word, and if we do this with the birth of Jesus we are capable of doing it with other important matters in the Bible.
Read the Word and forget about man’s traditions.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you for the truths held within”.
Matthew 2 v 1…..Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem