Things To Consider
- It is remarkable that these Magi, perhaps from Persia, would come to worship. That is why the whole place goes into an uproar.
- These men believe this child has a legitimate claim to the throne.
- Herod is a despicable character and was easily threatened.
- Micah's prophecy points again to the sovereign plan of God.
- If these men are wise, Herod is the fool.
- Herod's scheme is thwarted through dreams to the Magi and to Joseph.
- Hosea 11:1 shows us the continuing redemptive plan of God.
- Egypt had often provided refuge in the older testament.
- Herod acts with murderous paranoia.
- Joseph is again given divine guidance through an angel to return because of Herod's death.