Enter the Magi searching for the newborn King of the Jews. What a threat Herod must have felt. First of all, it was not just three wise men. Could you see them pulling straws to see who would get to see this new King of the Jews? They all had been waiting and watching for His coming. In Isaiah 60:6, it states that a multitude of camels from the East would cover Jerusalem. The Magi would have prepared for the trip and it was no small trip.
This was a long dangerous trip. They would need provisions, servants to help them, and a small army to protect them and their treasure along the way. We don't know how long the trip took, we do know that it took them two years to get to Jerusalem from when they first saw the star.
With this large of a caravan entering into Jerusalem, they would not go unnoticed. Surely, there was a buzz throughout the city about them. This would add to Herod's distress about being asked as to the whereabouts of the newborn King of the Jews.
When Herod did tell the Magi where the prophecies said He was to be born, he wanted them to tell him so that he could "worship Him". When the Magi did not return due to being warned about Herod intent, he was outraged and ordered the death of every male child 2 years and under.
We all have those people in our lives that demand everything to be focused around them. They may even throw a fit when things do not go the way they what them to go. However, we can be wise like the Magi by leaving them to their own demise. There is nothing wrong with putting up boundaries
and not allowing their drama to effect your life in a negative way.
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The Magi protected their relationship and others, by going a different way back home.