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This verse from the Bible casts light distinctly on the circumstances...

When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
Matthew 2:3.

This verse from the Bible casts light distinctly on the circumstances prevalent among the inhabitants of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus’ birth. Jesus Christ, the promised King of the Jews, who had been expected for so long, had finally been born; yet none of the elite among the nation was aware of it. King Herod’s ignorance need not surprise us: he was not an Israelite, but an Idumean, a descendant of Esau, Jacob’s brother. Shouldn’t the Jewish scribes have known of this great event? Weren’t they expecting the birth of their Messiah?

In Luke 2 we read that a few simple, God-fearing persons had already been informed of the birth of the Redeemer by heavenly sources. Indeed, “the secret of the LORD is with those who fear him” (Psalm 25:14), i.e. those who believe in God and honour Him. The shepherds of Bethlehem and other God-fearing persons are examples. The religious leaders in Jerusalem were not among them. What is worse: they, too, were “troubled” like King Herod, when they learned that the King of the Jews had been born.

That was the situation at the arrival of the Saviour. No jubilation, but rather consternation. The supremacy of the Romans was hateful to the Jews, and Herod’s tyranny often terrified them; yet they found both forms of rule preferable to the reign of the Son of God. Why?

Jesus Christ had come to free them from every oppressive yoke. But they preferred remaining under foreign rule and the power of sin to acknowledging Jesus as their Lord. Is it any different today? Yet there were then, as today, those who personally welcomed the Saviour and His liberation and served Him joyfully.

Today’s reading: Zechariah 9:1-17 · Mark 14:12-26





 

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