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The Songs of Christmas, Christmas Devotional #17

We Three Kings of Orient Are

O star of wonder, star of night,
star with royal beauty bright,
westward leading, still proceeding,
guide us to thy perfect Light.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.   -Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

It’s often difficult for people to understand that Jesus was born just like us. He wasn’t born in a luxurious palace or a fancy hospital. He was born outside, in a manger. He came into a world filled with sin, yet he lived an absolutely perfect life. He came to lead us, and guide us into a loving relationship with God.

The three wise men are a great example of what complete submission to God looks like. The moment they saw the star they likely dropped everything they were doing and embarked on a long journey that was most likely difficult at times. The men had no idea where they were going, but placed their complete trust in a star to lead them. They devoted everything to seeking Him no matter the cost. Just like the three men in this song followed a shining star to see Jesus when he was born, if we submit ourselves to God, He will direct our paths and be a perfect guide for our lives.

Questions:
What are the areas in your life that you need to submit to God?
Try to remember a time where you did submit something to God. What was the outcome of that situation?
 
 

Find all the devotionals from, Carols: A Christmas Devotional reading plan available at YouVersion.com, used with permission of lifechurch.tv

Posted on Dec 17, 2017 4:28:00 AM by Hans Rasmussen in Christmas, in The Songs of Christmas

Hans Rasmussen

Written by Hans Rasmussen

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