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King Herod was totally obsessed with himself, his position of power, and his relationship with the Romans… therefore, he lived in totally unaware, essentially in total darkness. This is especially sad because he had his own people (the chief priests), available to explain the meaning of Scripture and the words of the prophets. The magi, on the other had, had no priests or people knowledgeable of the scriptures… yet, they followed the light of the star to the place where the King of the Jews, the Messiah, would be born.
King Herod was a Jew, but was blind; the Magi came from a distant land, and even though they traveled at night, they could see. How could it be that King Herod and the magi are so different? What does it mean to walk in the light, or be lost in darkness? Come and SEE!