Matthew 2:9-12 When they heard the king, they departed. And the star which they saw in the east went before them until it came and stood over where the young Child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with great excitement. 11 And when they came into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary, His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 But being warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they returned to their own country by another route.
Having received instructions from Herod to find the new born "King" and report back to them, the Magi's departed from Jerusalem and continued to follow the eastern "star" until it came and stood over where the child was.
Scripture declares that when the Magi's saw the star, they rejoiced with great excitement.
Oh, the joy of encountering Jesus and getting to know Him through a personal relationship with Him is beyond description.
These 3 gentile "wise men", being lead by the east star, traveled a great distance to present Christ with three gifts.
After having found Jesus, the "KING OF THE JEWS", and presenting Him with gifts, the 3 wise men were divinely instructed by God in a dream to return NOT to Herod, but to return to their country from another route.
The deceiver, Herod, ended up being deceived himself in the end. You reap what you sow!
The choice before ALL of us is to obey God, self or man. The "wise men" chose to obey the Spirit of the Lord that spoke to them in a dream.
What is your "GIFT" to the king? My suggestion: Romans 12:1-I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service of worship.
It is time to prepare to meet the "KING"! The bible declares that there will be a second coming. Are you ready?