Today’s Promise

December 20, 2021

The Wise Still Seek Him

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”
Matthew 2:1-2

Every day until Christmas, we are looking at the promises related to Christ’s birth to see what we can learn from them today.

The Wise Men

After the birth of Jesus, wise and learned men show up on the scene, asking where the King of the Jews was born. They didn’t ask if the Messiah had been born but where the Messiah was born. It’s amazing how the Jewish religious leaders, who knew the scriptures better than anyone else, completely missed Jesus’ birth. 

These wise men had traveled hundreds of miles seeking Jesus. They knew if they followed the promised star, they would find the promised Messiah. Although Jesus came to the Jews, some of the first people who worshiped Him were not Jews but Gentiles. What a wonderful example of how Jesus is the Savior for all people. 

The Savior for all People

The good news of the Gospel is for everyone. From the lowly shepherd to the wise men from afar, those who seek after Jesus find Him.

Jesus invites you and me to seek Him with all our hearts. He promises that when we seek Him, we will find Him. (Matthew 6:33,7:7) 

The wise men sought out Jesus. The wise men and women of today still seek with all they are. They know that when they seek Him, they will find Him. When they find Him, they join the shepherds, wise men, and angels in worshiping Him as Savior and Lord.

Look at the promise again.

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” – Matthew 2:1-2

Make these confessions.

  • Jesus came as the Savior to all people.
  • I am seeking Christ with all my heart.
  • When I seek Him, I find Him.
  • The wise person seeks after Christ and finds peace and fulfillment.

In Jesus name,
Amen 

When you seek Christ, you find all the Savior has for you. In Him, you find true peace and fulfillment.


On a Personal Note: This past Friday, I tested positive for Covid. So far, things have gone well. I would appreciate your prayer for healing and restoration.


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10 Comments

  1. Rodger Johnson December 20, 2021 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Take care of yourself praying for your health.

  2. Richard B Hetland December 20, 2021 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Praying for your complete healing and restoration of your health from Covid. Trust in the Lord.

  3. David Soldan December 20, 2021 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Praying that God will heal you with His touch and bless you with a quick recovery🙏
    God Bless you for your ministry and for all the people you reach through your daily promise.

  4. Sue Jones December 20, 2021 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Dear Billy,
    We pray for the Lord’s hand of complete healing and protection upon you in every way. Thank you for spreading His Word and Truth to so many on a regular basis. God bless you always.

  5. Lizzy December 20, 2021 at 11:10 am - Reply

    I am so sorry you are going through covid. I have suffered through it and it’s aftermath for many, many months along with my kiddo, but God has seen us through and continues to restore our health. We are lifting you up in prayer and asking God for a quick and complete recovery for you. Thank you for continuing to share His word and promises!

  6. Helen December 20, 2021 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Praying for your recovery! Thanks for you sharing The Daily Promise.

  7. Lily December 20, 2021 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    God is with you🙏, it is a promise of our almighty God, and we trust him.
    God’s blessing on you and your love ones Pastor Bill.
    Praying for you.

  8. Barbara Woolley December 20, 2021 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear you have covid. I pray Gods healing stripes will heal you, by his precious blood he seals you, you belong to Jesus, sickness has no place in your life in Jesus, just one word from him and sickness has to leave. Thankyou for your witness to so many, all over the world. God already knows the ending from the beginning. He has plans for you , only to help you and not to harm you. But to prosper you in every way. Trust in him and he will bring you through. He will never leave you or forsake you, Yes, and Amen are in the power of his hand. God Bless

  9. Jack December 20, 2021 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Billy my wife and I just got over Covid as always it was unexpected.. We will be praying for you and your family for immediate recovery.!

    • Billy Taylor December 20, 2021 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      Thank you Jack. So far it’s not been too bad. Thanks for your prayers. Glad you made it through. – Billy

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