Worthy of worship – Matt 2:1-2, 11
When the “wise men” or magi came from the east, they came to worship the king of the Jews. To all but Christians this may seem odd since the Jews never worshiped their kings. They were not a people whose religion allowed for the worship of humans, angels, anyone or anything else but the one true God.
2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” (ESV throughout)
This non-worship of others besides God continued into the Christian era. Take this example of Peter when he meets the Roman centurion Cornelius in Acts 10:24-26.
24 And on the following day they entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together…
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