the mourning after

Friday July 17th, Mark 6: 21 Finally the opportune time came. On his birthday Herod gave a banquet for his high officials and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. 22 When the daughter of Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests. The king said to the girl, "Ask me for anything you want, and I'll give it to you." 23 And he promised her with an oath, "Whatever you ask I will give you, up to half my kingdom." The old rock and a hard place. Herod had a bit of a concept of justice in his heart, not much, but a bit. Perhaps those late night conversations down in the dungeon when his conscience wouldn’t let him sleep were beginning to make their mark. But Satan wants it all. At any time along a long road we are given the opportunity to speak up and do the right thing. Most of us, like Herod would rather save face and be silent. In the process the young and innocent pay the price as well as the old and guilty. The daughter danced not knowing she too was a pawn in this musical of death until it was too late. Hell is truth seen too late. You must be careful when you save face, it is often just another way of losing your soul.


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