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Everything You Always Wanted - Security

Mark 6:14-28

He had the position which was coveted

Ø       It is often these people who are the worst when it comes to insecurity.

Ø       Sometimes they imagine the opposition where there is none and create it.

Ø       Sometimes they imagine it to be greater than it is and they fuel the fire by their actions.

Herod’s duplicity came from a haunted conscience. 

He saw ghosts as most people do when they carry unresolved guilt. ." 

16     But when Herod heard this, he said, "John, the man I beheaded, has been raised from the dead!"

 

 It is too true that our current behavior is influenced by the decisions that we make along the pathway of our lives.

He was a religious sympathizer.

Herod feared John and protected him, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard John, he was greatly puzzled; {Some early manuscripts he did many things} yet he liked to listen to him.) 

Ø       He attached value to John as a preacher.

Ø       He didn’t fully understand his message.

Ø       He liked to hear this man preach.

He was unwise in his speech and made promises far too easily. 

Ø       Spontaneous to a fault.

"Ask me for anything you want, and I'll give it to you."   23  And he promised her with an oath, "Whatever you ask I will give you, up to half my kingdom."

Ø       He was binding himself to the character weaknesses of someone who danced a good dance.  There are people who can perform well whose character leaves much to be desired. 

Ø       When they see their opportunity then their true agenda surfaces. (24  She went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" "The head of John the Baptist," she answered)

He was in fact controlled by the people that he ruled.

 

26  The king was greatly distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he did not want to refuse her.

He was true to others before he was true to himself. 

Ø       How true to the vile nature of sin.

Ø       Trust is the antidote for insecurity.  What are you gonna put your trust in?  What kind of things are you banking on?

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