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King Herod respected John even though the message that John gave was not so welcomed. John told Herod that it was not lawful for him to have his brother’s wife. These words caused Herod’s wife Herodias to be very angry and she wanted to kill John the Baptist. Possibly to protect John from his wife, Herod had John put into prison?
On his birthday, Herod decided to throw an extravagant party, and when his step daughter danced for them, everyone was very pleased. Herod told her that he would offer her a gift and to ask whatever she willed and he would give it to her.
There was nothing else he could do, so immediately he sent for his executioner and gave the hideous command which was soon fulfilled.
Men without conscience are killing Christians and burning churches many like Saul of Tarsus, believe they are doing God’s work.
What can we learn today? Perhaps we all need to gather at the feet of Jesus bringing our failures to him where there is Salvation and always grace mercy and forgiveness.
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