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What makes a wise man wise? A wise person knows they haven't got all the answers - they asks questions! They want to learn and seek out truth wherever they can. It seems that the wise men of the nativity story were astrologers from countries somewhere to the east of Israel. These people spent their lives studying and enquiring. These men saw the significance of the signs they saw and from their research knew roughly where to look. By contrast, Herod's Jewish advisers, with all their knowledge, needed to look in scripture to find out that the King of the Jews was to be born in Bethlehem. The wise men asked, listened and acted to find the truth and in so doing showed us that this king of the Jews was to be the king for all who would bow down to Him; the king for you and for me.
The kingdom is a theme in the trial of Jesus including his interrogation by the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate. Pilate is intrigued by and anxious about the notion that Jesus is the King of the Jews. After caving in to the Jewish rulers about crucifying Jesus, he refused to accommodate their request to modify the sign affixed to his cross, which simply said in three languages, "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews."