Christmas & True Wisdom (The Magi)
1 Corinthians 1:20-21
Matthew’s purpose in telling us this part of the story of Jesus’ birth is to show us that Christmas utterly contradicts and shows the foolishness of the wisdom of any age, the prevailing thought forms that hold sway over the most educated, enlightened people of any age. Christmas utterly stands on its head the wisdom of the age. Christmas shows the wisdom of the world is dated, shallow, inadequate, narrow and exclusive. To know true and eternal wisdom we need to come to the manager, to Jesus. God’s true wisdom is revealed to us in the person of Jesus.