“We wish to see Jesus.” John 12:21
“You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.” John 5:39
It is remarkable that the wise men, traveling to find Christ, followed only the star. As long as they had the star in view, they were assured that they were in the right way, and we may believe had great pleasure in their journey. But when they entered Jerusalem (whereas the star led them not there — but to Bethlehem), they were still at a loss to determine where the newborn Savior was to be found. They had lost sight of the star that should guide them there.
When we are inquiring about the doctrine of Christ and feel anxious to approach Him, let us keep in view the star of God’s word. This will indeed prove a light to our paths by following which, while others are misled by the meteors of imagination, we shall be brought to the knowledge of Christ here, and to the full enjoyment of Him hereafter.
Reader, the whole design of short devotions is to lead you to “search the Scriptures,” which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. God’s word, rightly used, always leads to Jesus.
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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