“And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.”
She was the daughter of Herodias.
“But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.”
She had danced for Herod on his birthday, and he promised to give her whatever she asked.
She was unsure of what to ask, so she consulted her mother.
“And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.”
“And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.”
She had asked, and Herod gave her what she desired.
“And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her. And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.”
She had a part in the death of the greatest prophet.
The Daughter of Herodias serves as an example of how one sinful decision can alter our testimony.
Ezekiel 35-36 | Mark 12 | Psalm 91-92
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