“Then Herod … was exceedingly angry.” (Matthew 2:16)
Despite all the joy and wonder, it must also be noted that there was anger and rage at the birth of Christ. Herod, in a fit of jealous fury, commanded every child under two years of age in Bethlehem at the time, to be murdered. It was an extremely evil thing to do. In this respect, Herod is typical of the devil. The devil hates Christ and every manifestation of His blessed Name (whether in His body upon earth, or in His body of true believers). The devil cannot be negotiated with. He is full of malice and is a murderer from the beginning (John 8:44). Do not be surprised that at every manifestation of the name of Christ and every sincere approach to Him in worship will be contested by the Evil One. There is a great conflict in this world and the devil will do anything to prevent you in finding the truth of Jesus Christ. While we should not be surprised at this, neither should we fear. Every heart that displays true faith toward God will know the full measure of victory that is in Christ Jesus. For this reason, was the Son of God manifested that He may destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). Let this glorious truth embolden your faith to come to and know more of Christ Jesus.
PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that nothing, not even the devil can stop the displaying of Your life in mine.”