INCIDENTAL GIFTS

“After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him.  Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11).
They were truly wise.  While we most often think of the Magi in connection with the gifts they offered, the greater wisdom is seen in the giving of themselves.  Of the two verbs in this passage, “worshiped” and “presented”, that they worshiped is the most significant.  The gifts of the wise men were incidental.  The highlight is that they gave themselves to the King of kings.
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