Only a Rumor – January 2

Advent Guide Cover - 2017

Today’s reading is short, so this discussion guide is short. But don’t skip it. Soren Kierkegaard does not mince words, and his very brief reading cuts right to the heart of lukewarm Christian faith.


  • Matthew 2:1-4
  • Watch for the Light, 285-286


  1. What is the most important difference between the scribes who studied the whole of God’s Word without pursuing news of the Messiah and the wise men who had only a star and a rumor, yet followed those things all the way to Bethlehem?
  2. How much does God have to reveal to you to get you to respond and pursue him in faith? What does our slowness to believe and follow him reveal about our true heart condition?


In the brief spirit of today’s reflection, simply pray for your own heart today. Ask that God would make you quick to believe and respond to what He reveals. Then thank him for the gift of his Word that reveals Jesus to us and the fullness of God’s grace and plan for our salvation.

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