The Gift Part 3

10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! 11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Matthew 2:10-11 NLT


Gold represents Jesus as King. Gold was a scarce and valuable measure of wealth. Because of its scarcity and immense value, gold was particularly associated with royalty and nobility. By bringing a gift of gold, the wise men showed that they did indeed consider Jesus a king.

Jesus is a King like no other. Human kings follow the ways of the world, not the ways of Jesus. So it’s really an anomaly, a contradiction because right away, we think of those aspects of earthly kings — power, wealth and force — and make that Jesus’ way.

For, At just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords.

1 Timothy 6:15 NLT

No one predicted that Jesus would be a king like no other. His unusual birth place made people think that He would not defy the odds and become the King of all kings. There can be no question but that Christ is set before us in Scripture as a king. The very title Christ or “Messiah” suggests kingship, for though the priest is spoken of as “anointed,” and full explanation of the title as applied to Jesus must take account of His threefold office of prophet, priest and king, yet generally in the Old Testament it is the king to whom the title is applied. 

Ultimately, Jesus is the supreme authority over all the kingdoms in this world.

3 responses to Jesus as King

  • Herod opposed Jesus as King. (Nobody tells me what to do)

This idea stems from a spirit of rebellion

  • Jewish priests dismissed Jesus as King. (Disinterested)

We see this still today because there many who will still not acknowledge Him as King

  • The Wisemen bowed to Jesus ask King (Surrender to Him)

The wisemen developed a posture of worship

Christ is king of truth, king of salvation; king of grace; king of peace; king of righteousness; king of glory; king eternal; king of saints, king of the ages; king of kings.

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