locking up the lesson

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Luke 3:18-20

Luk 3:18 He said many other things, urging and announcing the good news to the people.
Luk 3:19 But Herod the tetrarch, who had been confronted by him about Herodias, his brother’s wife, and about all the evil deeds that Herod had done,
Luk 3:20 also added this to them all: he also locked up John in a prison.

locking up the lesson

Herod was such a loser. God sent him his very own prophet, who exposed all of his acts of rebellion and condemned his acts of self-sovereignty So, what did he do? He locked John up in a prison. He treated God’s lesson in humility with contempt.

Yet, hold on … aren’t we guilty of the same sin? Doesn’t our conscience tell us time after time that we are not acting responsibly, that we are guilty of taking what is not ours to take, and rebelling against God just because we can? We are Herods at heart. When God’s voice annoys us, we tune it out, and lock it up.

LORD, forgive us for refusing to listen to the voices you send to deliver us from our self-sovereignty. Deliver us from this freedom which is destroying us.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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