Passage: Matthew 2:13~23  

Keyverse: 14-15a

First, escaping Herod's wrath (13-18)

God knew exactly what Herod wanted to do to Jesus, and he sent an angel to Joseph to warn him to flee with Mary and Jesus to Egypt. They had to run for their lives in the middle of the night. But even this hardship was the fulfillment of God's prophecy. Jesus is the culmination of Israel, whom God called out of Egypt. When Herod found out the Magi had frustrated his plan, he gave orders to wipe out all the baby boys around Bethlehem. Herod was the tool of Satan, who is the true enemy of God's work in Jesus.

Second, the danger passes (19-23)

Herod was just a man and did not live long after this. The angel came again to Joseph in Egypt to tell them it was safe to return home and warned him not to settle near Jerusalem. Joseph went to live in Nazareth in Galilee, where Jesus would grow up.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for protecting me against all the enemy's attacks so far. Help me endure hardships bravely in spiritual battle.

One Word: God protects from spiritual danger