“When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
The wisest thing you can do at Christmastime, or any time, is to worship Jesus. That is the bottom of all bottom lines. The wisest thing anybody could ever do is simply worship the Lord Jesus Christ. There are a lot of people who want the joys of Christmas without the worship of Jesus. Impossible! You may have a giddy time, but you’re never going to know the joys of Christmas until you learn to worship the Lord Jesus Christ.
The men in today’s passage were so interested in worshiping the Lord Jesus Christ that they did so despite great difficulty. They were going against Herod’s direction, and they faced a long journey. There were no planes and no hotels. They faced rugged terrain. They faced all of that to worship the Lord.
Does worship mean that much to you, or do you have sort of a take-it-or-leave-it attitude? The Bible says, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13). God have mercy upon our half-hearted worship. If He’s worth anything, He’s worth everything. The word worship means “worth-ship.” What is Jesus worth to you?
Take some dedicated time and worship God, praising Him for who He is through word or song.