• Friday, 5 January 2018

    Our Daily Bread 2018 – Daily Devotions from the Word God The Gift of the Magi

    Prophecies for 2018 by Pastor E.A Adeboye

    Our Daily Bread January 2018

    The Gift of the Magi -   January 6, 2018  - Our Daily Bread Ministries


    Read: Matthew 2:1–12

    We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him. Matthew 2:2
    Our Daily Bread January 2018


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    A young married couple had more love than money. As Christmas neared, both struggled to find a gift that would show how much they cared for the other. Finally, on Christmas Eve, Della sold her long, knee-length hair to buy Jim a platinum chain for the watch he’d inherited from his father and grandfather. Jim, however, had just sold the watch to buy a set of expensive combs for Della’s hair.

    Author O. Henry called the couple’s story The Gift of the Magi. His creation suggests that even though their gifts became useless and may have caused them to look foolish on Christmas morning, their love made them among the wisest of those who give gifts.
    Father in heaven, please help us in this season to learn what it means to give.

    Prophecies for 2018 by Pastor E.A Adeboye

    The wise men of the first Christmas story also could have looked foolish to some as they arrived in Bethlehem with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh (Matthew 2:11). They weren’t Jewish. They were outsiders, Gentiles, who didn’t realize how much they would disturb the peace of Jerusalem by asking about a newly born king of the Jews (v. 2). Our Daily Bread January 2018

    As with Jim and Della’s experience, the magi’s plans didn’t turn out the way they expected. But they gave what money cannot buy. They came with gifts, but then bowed to worship One who would ultimately make the greatest of all loving sacrifices for them—and for us. Our Daily Bread January 2018

    Father in heaven, please help us to learn what it means to give what money cannot buy.

    God’s gift of grace is priceless.
    By Mart DeHaan | See Other Authors
    INSIGHT

    The gifts the magi brought were precious. But the worship they offered the King of Kings from bended knee and bowed head was of greater value than the material gifts.

    How can you worship God today?

    J.R. Hudberg

     Bible in a Year: Genesis 16–17; Matthew 5:27–48 Our Daily Bread January 2018

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