I. The History of these men â€“ a priestly caste from Medio-Persia
II. The Story of their journey
III. The significance of their visit shows us
a. The necessity of â€˜revelationâ€™ b. The Gentiles â€˜calledâ€™ c. The theme of spiritual warfare, conflict in the heavenlies d. The divine protection through Godâ€™s Providence e. The fulfillment of Prophecy born in Bethlehem called out of Egypt called a Nazarene f. Differing responses to Scripture The Chief Priests and Scribes Herod, the King The Magi g. The example and pattern of their costly worship of Christ Myrhh â€“ Give the Lord Christ due honor because of His death and yours. Frankincense â€“ Live in an attitude of prayer Gold â€“ He is your King. Obedience is worship
The Wise Men not only brought the gifts to the Son of God, they, themselves were gifts from the Father to His Son. Note Jesusâ€™ high priestly prayer (John 17). He prays for those the Father has given to Him.