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Commentaries for Matthew Chapter 2

The wise men's search after Christ.

Those who live at the greatest distance from the means of grace often use most diligence, and learn to know the most of Christ and his salvation...
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The wise men worship Jesus.

What joy these wise men felt upon this sight of the star, none know so well as those who, after a long and melancholy night of temptation and desertion, under the power of a spirit of bondage, at length receive the Spirit of adoption, witnessing with their spirits that they are the children of God...
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Jesus carried into Egypt.

Egypt had been a house of bondage to Israel, and particularly cruel to the infants of Israel; yet it is to be a place of refuge to the holy Child Jesus...
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Herod causes the infants of Bethlehem to be massacred.

Herod killed all the male children, not only in Bethlehem, but in all the villages of that city...
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Death of Herod, Jesus brought to Nazareth.

Egypt may serve to sojourn in, or take shelter in, for awhile, but not to abide in...
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