The Magi (“Three Wise Men”) visited the Christ child. We all know the story. What were the wise men seeking? More than anything, they were looking for the truth.
How can I find truth in my life?
So many times when I make a mistake, I exaggerate. I ether take too much blame or not enough. It’s not always just about if I was right or wrong. The details matter.
What happens to me then? I toss and turn in bed, I can’t sleep. I go over what happened a thousand times in my mind. And maybe that’s not so bad if I’m seeking the truth. Still, I don’t want to get stuck in this mind maze for too long.
Eventually I go to God in prayer, and he shows me the truth. The Spirit begins to chisel out for me where I was right and where I was wrong. I get a clear picture, and my mind can rest. God lets me take ownership of the mistake. Full rights. There’s no more exaggerating. No more self-accusation, and I own up to my part 100%. This process frees me in the truth. Then the Blood of Christ cleanses me.
This process makes me a wise man.
When the star stopped over where the young Child was, the Magi rejoiced. They knew they would grow in wisdom exponentially that night. They rejoiced with exceedingly great joy (Matthew 2:10b). Then they fell down and worshiped.
How incredible that moment must have been!
The Magi were astrologers and scientists. All they cared about was wisdom and truth. And they found the greatest truth of all — the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.
Admit your mistakes but don’t overdo it. Let the truth set you free.
Seek truth. Find Christ. Be wise. Then fall down and worship.
“…and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
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