There might not have been another human being in Jesus’ time whose pride imprisoned him, both figuratively and literally, more than Herod the Great. He proudly held the title of Tetrarch of Judea (a sign of his desire for significance) 2,000 years ago when Jesus was born. Herod was known as the “King of the Jews,” a title he received from the Roman Senate (37-4 BC) -one that the Jews would not recognize because of its origin. He lived in his palaces with locked and closed doors, reflective of his heart. In the end, Herod died insignificant in his palace in Jericho in 4 BC.Historians say that he passed away most likely due to a bout with syphilis.
Contrastingly, Jesus died significant, satisfied in the Restorer’s love:”Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ When he had said this, he breathed his last” (Luke 23:46). Find your significance in the love of Christ.
For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 8: Pride Is The Lock On The Human Heart; Humility Is The Key
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