Herod tells the daughter of Herodias that he would give her up to half his kingdom and the response that she gives is she wants John the Baptist’s head on a platter. (Mk. 6:14-29)
We look at this as crazy, yet pause and think.
It’s the Father’s good pleasure to give us the ENTIRE Kingdom and we still constantly reject Him and in essence call for the head of Jesus on a platter.
The daughter of Herodias was only offered half an earthly, fleeting kingdom. We are offered the infinite depths of an eternal New Earth Kingdom. She requested the head of the one who prophesied about the King. We ask for the head of the King.
The better approach would be to run into the fields of the three fold offering in Eph. 1:17-21:
“…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.”
Meditate on this:
1. What is the hope to which we are called?
2. What really are the riches of our inheritance? STOP. THINK. Do you think of these riches much? What are they specifically?
3. What is the immeasurable greatness of HIS power toward us?
If you have been acting even worse than the step-daughter of Herod, stop and change. He has already provided the ability (2 Pet. 1:3-4 and 1 Cor. 10:13).