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Many Herods

Anchor Devotional - 03.07.13


"They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings - and with him will be his called,
chosen and faithful followers."

(REVELATION 17:14)

1 Timothy 6:11-16

By the world’s standards, Herod the Great was impressive. Tourists traveled long distances to see the Second Temple he built in Jerusalem – one of the wonders of the ancient world. Herod’s family also built temples dedicated to Roman gods, like the one to Pan in Caesarea Philippi near Mount Hermon and the Disneyland-style Caesarea on the Mediterranean. Yet, this mad king did whatever it took to hold onto power, including issuing a mass killing of male children just in case the king of the Jews – a threat to his reign – had been born among them.


Herod the Great’s son, another of many Herods, built a splendid palace and city called Tiberius on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Sound carries across water there. Perhaps Jesus heard the noises of the parties from that palace. Jesus and this Herod finally met in Jerusalem where he mocked the King of kings and then dismissed Him as if He were nobody, sending Him, ultimately, to His crucifixion. Imagine! Herod was a part of God’s salvation plan for
the world.

Scripture Focus

1 Timothy 6:11-16

Insight

ONE DAY ALL PEOPLE WILL KNEEL BEFORE THE CHRIST AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HE IS LORD OF LORDS AND KING
OF KINGS.

Read the Bible

  • Numbers 10-11
  • Psalm 66
  • John 7