In the book of Exodus the sons of Isra’El come to Moses and bring gifts so that the tabernacle can be built, the place where God would dwell among them.
“So they came, both men and women, everyone whose heart compelled him, and brought […] a wave offering of gold to Yahu […] Also the leaders brought […] the spice, the oil for the light and for anointing and for the sweet incense. Every man and woman whose heart made them willing gave toward all the work that Yahu had commanded to be done by Moses’ hand. So Israel brought it as a freewill offering to Yahu.”
Later on in history we see men bringing some of the same offerings to Yeshua, our Living Tabernacle, God in the flesh.
“Now after Yeshua was born in Bet-Lechem Yehuda, in the days of King Herod, magi from the east came to Yerushalem, saying, “Where is the One who has been born King of the Jews?”
[…] And when they came into the house, they saw the Child with His mother, Miryam. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their own country by another way.”
I found it interesting, that after pouring out their treasure to Yeshua, after seeking and finding Him; that they were warned not to go back to commune with the king of their time. I think it is a warning we need to take also, if you have sought God and found Him, if you have believed in the Son of God, please, do not go back and fellowship with the Prince of this world, making yourself subject to him. Like a dog returns to his vomit, so does the fool to his folly. Go the way God is leading you.
Thanks for reading, and Merry Christmas.