(John 18:37) “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. (38) Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?” So, what is truth anyway? To the world it is whatever they choose to believe, but to those of us that are of the “truth” it is simply Jesus and his Word. And so here lies the problem. If there is no absolute truth, then truth is defined by whatever man decides. Evil then can be good, wrong can be right, and the absolute truth is subjective to our individual discretion. No! 1) Jesus is the absolute truth. God must have the final say on things or there can be no absolute right and wrong. 2) His Word is absolute truth. The Bible teaches us that God cannot lie, and that His Word is infallible, or without error. That cannot be said of man. (Rom. 3:4) “Let God be true and every man a liar.” God’s Word was also written by His Holy Spirit. (2Pet.1:21) “ For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 3) His Will is Final. God designed this world with absolutes that cannot be changed, such as laws of nature and creation, laws of life and death, laws of right and wrong, as well as institutions that will never change such as marriage, government and the church. Man has tried to change them, but he never will. For God’s truths are absolute!
(Matt. 2:11) “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts;...” Christmas is all about the giving of gifts ; God gave the world Jesus (Jn.3:16), and here we see the wise men giving gifts as well. I think that in many ways, gifts are the real reason that the world enjoys Christmas time, but to those of us that understand God’s purpose in sending His Son Jesus, we love this season for a different reason. The Biblical account doesn’t say how many wise men came from the east seeking Jesus, but it does tell us that they gave three different types of gifts; 1) Gold . In Jesus’ day gold was given to honor new kings, and to increase their wealth. Gold also represents the very best that God had to give to us but also the very best man should give to God. 2) Frankincense was the incense burned in the temple of Solomon. It represented praise, pra