Luther on Matthew 2 & the Magi

"We see here how Christ has three kinds of disciples.

  1. The priests and scribes, who know the Scripture and teach it to everybody, and do not come up to it themselves.
  2. Herod, who believes the Scripture, that Christ is now born; and yet goes right against it, trying to prevent what it says from being done.  
  3. The pious Magi, who left country and house and home, and made it their one concern to find Christ."

Quoted in: Broadus, John Albert. Commentary on Matthew. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1990. Http:// Web.