The “Tuned Out” King. Matthew 2:1-3
“1) Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 2) “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” 3) When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.”Matthew‬ ‭2:1-3‬
The most significant event of human history unfolded right under his nose and he was oblivious. The King of the Jews, the Promised Messiah, the Savior of mankind was born and he and his administration missed it.
When he finally called the chief priests and scribes of of the people to consult the Scriptures, he aligned himself against God and His Divine plan. He was self focused and not God focused. He was earthly minded and not heavenly minded. Instead of protecting life, he killed all the male children in Bethlehem and all its environs in and attempt to wipe out the child.
He ended up dying a fools death. Such is the fate of all who live a self-centered life and ignore God.
Unfortunately, this is descriptive of many world leaders today. They live as if God does not exist! An even bigger event in biblical prophecy is about to unfold and they are oblivious. The stage is being set for the return of the King of kings and they are blind.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global