Devotional: The Savior Has Come To Direct Us
Imagine that Jesus had a throne room in heaven but realized it was incomplete without each of us. And that’s why He came. Jesus could have just told us that He loved us. But He loved us with His actions. Matthew 2:7-12 shows us two key ways Jesus demonstrates his love for us: his direction and provision. The Magi followed the star and it brought them to the place where they can worship Jesus. In the same way, Jesus directs our path, sometimes in simple, ordinary ways, and other times in specific ways. When the Magi arrived, they opened their treasures and presented them to Jesus, and worshiped Him. In the same way, when we open our lives and trust in Him, Jesus takes care of our provision so that we can bless others and worship Him.
Questions For Meditation
- What were the Magi using for direction? Where did it direct them to?
- Read Matthew 2:8 and 2:12. Was Herod’s request in line with the star or was it a misdirection? How can you know you are being misdirected? Can misdirection present itself as a good thing?
- What impact can misdirection have on your life? What areas of your life can it derail? In what ways?
- Read Psalm 37:23. What is the cure for when you are misdirected and derailed? What’s so special about the everyday, mundane, simple tasks?
- When it comes to God’s direction, what does it mean to stand on His Word and follow the spirit? What does it mean to pay attention to prophecy and celebrate your providence?
- Matthew 2:11 says the Magi opened the “treasures.” Does this mean it was the three little gifts we see in every nativity scene, or more? What does this say about what we should bring to Jesus? What does this say about God’s provision for us?
- Is it possible that you can be the provision for God’s Kingdom by letting God direct you? Is it possible your life can be an act of worship by letting God direct you? Will you realign with Him this Christmas season?