Matthew 2: 1 ¶ Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
While this world has seen great and monumental change, when it comes down to it, two thousand years have not changed the mentality and condition of men’s hearts. We truly are living in troublesome times. A time that men’s hearts are failing them for fear of the things coming upon the world. Our world is troubled by many things. Troubled by hatred, troubled by greed, troubled by malice, troubled by evil, troubled by selfishness, troubled by perversion, troubled by racism, troubled by evil doers, troubled by pride and arrogance. Sin is the root cause of the trouble we are seeing today. As a matter of fact the things I mentioned above, are only a few of the problems we face today. These things are the results of sin. Sin has passed upon the whole human race. The Bible tell us that sin is the root cause of all man’s problems.
Christ came into the world for one purpose and that was to save sinners from their sins. He was born to be the sacrifice for sins. He was destined to die for the guilty. He came to seek and to save them that were under the law of sin and death. Christ is the answer for what troubles the world today. He is the only answer to sin. The Creator of Heaven and Earth came in the form of man to save us from our sins.
2Co 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
All have sinned and all need The Savior. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Bible tells us that many were troubled in the days of Christ’s Birth.
When Herod and all of Jerusalem heard the disturbing words about the birth of Christ, he was greatly troubled, but not only him, all of Jerusalem was troubled over this announcement. “Where is he that is born King of the Jews?” This provoked men to be troubled. This caused men’s ears to perk up. This cause deep thought about what was going on in the world and especially their hearts. Herod was troubled that another King would replace him and he was so determined not to allow that to happen, he ordered a decree to have all the male infants slaughtered. he would not be dethroned. He would slay and kill any possibility that another King could replace him. We could see that Herod had a reason of selfishness and greed as to why he would be troubled, but all of Jerusalem with him? Why would all of Jerusalem be troubled? No doubt, men were is a comfort zone and they didn’t want anything to interrupt business as usual. They were content to continue a life that appeased the carnal nature of humanity.
Christ did come and fulfilled the plan of salvation for all the human race. God is no respecter of persons, but in every nation, he that feareth him and worketh righteousness is accepted of Him. Christ is coming again this time, not as a babe born in a manger. This time He is coming back as King of kings and Lord of lords. He is coming back in an hour that many are not looking for Him. When He comes again, no doubt that He will appear in a troublesome time.
2 Thessalonians 1: 7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
During this Christmas season, let us wholeheartedly turn our hearts toward God in repentance. Let us pray and seek His blessing upon our families. Let us turn to Him in Faith and expectation. While we live in a troubled world, Christ is the answer.
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