“Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” -Matthew 2:7-8, 12
Have you ever questioned someone’s motives before? You talk to a neighbor, co-worker, or family member and something just doesn’t seem right. The Magi met with Herod and after their meeting they realized that something just didn’t seem legit. Herod’s motives were not honorable, and his heart was not to worship the promised Messiah but to harm him. I believe the Holy Spirit helped the Magi then as he helps us today. The scriptures tell us in 1 Corinthians 2:10 that, “the Spirit searches all things nothing is hidden from Him”. Our thoughts, motives, and actions, are all at His disposal. As you endeavor through your day take the time to allow the Holy Spirit to guide your conversations and activity. Allow Him to lead you. Ask in prayer for His input and obey His lead.