“Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:”
She was one of the most wicked women.
She quarreled against John the Baptist for calling out Herod for their sin together.
“For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.”
She plotted against him even through Herod feared him.
“For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.”
She hated the man of God for exposing her sin.
She chose to use her daughter to manipulate Herod to do as she pleased.
“And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.”
She told her daughter to ask for John’s head.
“And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.”
She eventually got what she wanted.
“And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison, And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.”
She murdered a man of God.
She is the Jezebel of the New Testament.
Herodias serves as an example of the disgrace that lust and sin brings to a life consumed with pride.
Sin has its consequences.
“Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”
Ezekiel 43-44 | Mark 16 | Psalm 99-100
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