August 4, 2018

Matthew 14:1-12

Herod wonders if Jesus is John the Baptist resurrected. Matthew inserts the story of John’s death as a means of pointing out the parallels between John and the fate that awaits Jesus. Both were thought of as prophets and yet arrested and executed at the whim of a very weak and corrupt leader.

John had such passion for his mission. He chastised the Jewish leader for immoral behavior, knowing the risk yet willing to do so anyway. Would I have the courage to do the same?

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