Matthew 2:12-But being warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they returned to their own country by another route.
Having found the "Christ Child" and having presented Him with "gifts fit for a King", these men leave Bethlehem to return home, but of course, not without a warning.
So what was the warning to the wise men? The warning was that "they should not return to Herod, but instead they are to depart and return to their own country another way."
Look at the Sovereignty of God!
Don't you know God sees and knows all things. Scripture declares in Hebrews 4:13-Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
Been thinking about plotting or doing evil to or against someone? Think again, for God is watching and you will give an answer to God for what you do.
The wise men were told to return to their county "another way".
Once we have received the knowledge of the "Gospel Truth" we can not return to our old ways, but must OBEY.
There must be a change of mind and behavior upon hearing spiritual truth. There must be a change of habits, places we go and people we hang out with.
In other words, the road we traveled and the paths we took prior to salvation can no longer be traveled by us once we have been given divine understanding and have been warned by spiritual truth through scripture.
Once this happens, our thought process, attitudes and direction in life MUST begin to change!
Knowing the evil intent of King Herod, God divinely (through a dream) directed these "wise men" to take another route back home.
God can make a road in the desert and reroute you away from your enemies. GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY!!
Herod had recruited the Magi for his evil plot without their knowledge, but God warned them in a dream not to participate, so they left the area without returning through Jerusalem.
When we obey God, He will hear our cry in the time of trouble. He will defend us, help us, strengthen us, give us the desires of our heart and He will fulfill His purpose in our lives.
The "wise men" were given divine direction and guess what? They obeyed!
Scripture declares that obedience is better than sacrifice.