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THE NEWBORN KING: FRANKINCENSE

A contemplative reading for Advent.

Going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

MATTHEW 2:11 ESV

Image by Marcus C Thomas

READ & RECITE

Read the full passage in Matthew 2:1-12

Read Matthew 2:11 a second time, but aloud and slowly, allowing each word to sink in.


CONNECT

Look up the related passages provided and read each one. Notice and write down the words, phrases or ideas that connect to today's image and key verse.


EXODUS 30:7-8 · PSALM 141:2 · HEBREWS 4:14


OBSERVE

Take a few moments and pay special attention to the key passage and accompanying image.

  • Why is this passage of value? To the scriptures as a whole? To the church?


REFLECT

What new questions did this study bring up for you?

How does today’s reading resonate with your life? Your relationship with Jesus?

This study is based on a card from Behold: The Newborn King. Learn more about Behold Trading Cards, start collecting, and dive deeper through word studies and verse mapping on each card. Now available at fishcoin.press/behold



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