The Star and The Wise Men – Spurgeon

If wise men of old came to Jesus and worshipped, should not we come also? My intense desire this morning is that we all may pay homage to him of whom we sing, “Unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given.” Let those of us who have long worshipped, worship anew with yet lowlier reverence and intenser love. And God grant-oh, that he would grant it!—that some who are far off from him spiritually, as the Magi were far off locally, may come to-day and ask, “Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have come to worship him.” May feet that have been accustomed to broad roads, but unaccustomed to the narrow path, this day pursue that way till they see Jesus, and how before him with all their hearts, finding salvation in him. These wise men came naturally, traversing the desert; let us come spiritually, leaving our sins. These were guided by the sight of a star; let us be guided by faith in the divine Spirit, by the teaching of his word and all those blessed lights which the Lord uses to conduct men to himself. Only let us come to Jesus. It was well to come unto the babe Jesus, led by the feeble beams of a star; you shall find it still more blessed to come to him now that he is exalted in the highest heavens, and by his own light reveals his own perfect glory. Delay not, for this day he cries, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

C.H. Spurgeon – The Star and The Wise Men

2 thoughts on “The Star and The Wise Men – Spurgeon

  1. I’ve been wondering lately about the whole ‘star of Bethlehem’ thing. What if the ‘wise men’ were astrologers and the ‘star’ was an astrological sign that they recognised. Just as sailors would follow the north star and such so did these men follow the signs that they interpreted. Of course it wouldn’t explain how they arrived at the ‘exact’ spot where Jesus was but it would lead them to the general region where they would then use scriptures and other insights to find him. I know that this is not exactly what your blog is about but this has been on my mind and I just took advantage of the opportunity.

    Merry Christmas


  2. Ontologist,

    If you click the link at the bottom of the post it will take you to Spurgeon’s entire sermon with the same title. Right after this comment he begins to make some statements about the nature of the star. He says it was not a typical star. I don’t think we can know for sure but its worth the read and might shed some insight to what has been on your mind. Thanks for the comment.

    Merry Christmas,



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