Re: Verse reading– Luke 22:66-23:25 (Day Three)
“[Herod] hoped to see him perform a sign of some sort.”  We’re all Herod now.  To the extent that we want adventure, amazement, or a break from the wearying business of living with people, we want exactly what Herod wanted.  It’s easier if we get a “sign” to reveal what we should do than it is actually to make a decision.  It’s more affirming to our sense of self to receive a dramatic divine affirmation that we’re right instead of figuring out how to live in peace with someone we don’t like.  We serve ourselves.  Herod was stricken dead because he served himself rather than God.  Therefore, if indeed this Savior has the power to give the sign that we seek, should we not rather fall at his feet like a dead man until we hear him say, “Do not be afraid?”

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor to Pastoral Ministries & College and Single Adults at FBCSA.

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