Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Wise Men worshipped a Toddler?

All of the Christmas cards you see have the shepherds and the Wise Men worshiping the baby Jesus. However we read that Herod, after finding out that the Wise men had "outwitted him" (Matthew 2:16) flew into a rage and gave orders to massacre all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and younger.

However Mary and Joseph were warned in a dream to escape to Egypt.

So at the time the wise men find Jesus, he was about two years old, a toddler!

What was it like to worship a toddler? One who could barely walk but would save the people from their sins?

I wish the Bible had more on the life of Jesus as a child. I would also like to know what eventually happened to Joseph.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sharing in the Atonement

"God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ..." Galatians 6:14

Having been saved by faith in Jesus Christ, the question that Chambers asks is do I want sin to remain in my (little pet sins), or at any cost to be identified with Jesus?

Do I treat salvation like "fire insurance", or is it a completely life changing experience?