Matthew 2

God once again displays His majesty and glory. It’s not His chosen people that bring gifts to the Messiah, but Gentiles (pagan astrologers!). Why were they looking for a king in Judah? Perhaps because of the influence of Daniel years before (Daniel 2:48). And we are once again reminded that God is in control. Daniel’s influence. God interceding with Joseph and the wise men. Old Testament quotations that remind us that God has a perfect understanding of all things at all times. The gifts that the wise men brought so that Joseph had the resources to take his family to Egypt for their protection. Are there any passages in Scripture that might hint we have that same care and protection from God?

Matthew 6:25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing? 26 Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you more valuable than they are? 27 And which of you by worrying can add even one hour to his life? 28 Why do you worry about clothing? Think about how the flowers of the field grow; they do not work or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these! 30 And if this is how God clothes the wild grass, which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire to heat the oven, won’t he clothe you even more, you people of little faith? 31 So then, don’t worry saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For the unconverted pursue these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.”

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