Matthew 2:1-23
Journey to the King

Each passage within the Bible holds a significant purpose. In Matthew Chapter 2, we find the timeless Christmas narrative featuring the birth of Jesus and the visit of the wise men. However, within this story of hope, we also encounter the disturbing account of King Herod's merciless decree, ordering the death of all male children in Bethlehem and its surrounding regions. What purpose does this horrific story serve, and what can we learn from the reign of a king characterised by violence and insecurity?