Great Christmas Faith!

Written By: John - Dec• 14•15

JC Ryle spoke of the great faith of the Magi in Matthew’s Gospel.  He said,

“We read of no greater faith than this in the whole volume of the Bible.  It is a faith that deserves to be placed side by side with that of the penitent thief.  The thief saw one dying the death of a malefactor, and yet prayed to Him, and ‘called Him Lord.’  The wise men saw a new-born babe on the lap of a poor woman, and yet worshipped Him and confessed that He was Christ.  Blessed indeed are they that can believe in this fashion!” (Expository Thoughts on Matthew, page 10)

I’ve never placed the two acts of faith together–one after Jesus was born in Bethlehem and the other at the end on the cross, but it is fitting.  The question for us is what kind of faith do we display on this side of the Incarnation, Cross, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Christ?  If they worshiped with great faith what they did not know–how much more should we worship on this side of God’s revelation?!

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