Matthew 2:1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem.
Bethlehem is a short distance from Jerusalem, so it would have been easy to think that the star was leading them to Jerusalem, the capitol city. They were so close, but so far away, and their mistake was costly to the children in Bethlehem.
Some mistakes we make are more costly than others. Today, let us listen to the Lord before engaging in any tasks or activities. Fifteen or twenty seconds to pause and listen before proceeding, may save you and others in your life time and treasure.
Lord, teach us how to listen. Open our ears and the eyes of our understanding so we may follow you into your blessing and away from human mistakes. In Jesus name, amen.