Mark 6:24-29

Chapter Blog – Deuteronomy

24 She went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask for?” “The head of John the Baptist,” she answered. 25 At once the girl hurried in to the king with the request: “I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” 26 The king was greatly distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he did not want to refuse her. 27 So he immediately sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head. The man went, beheaded John in the prison, 28 and brought back his head on a platter. He presented it to the girl, and she gave it to her mother. 29 On hearing of this, John’s disciples came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.

3 responses to “Mark 6:24-29

  1. The power and sway that parents have over their kids is an awesome responsibility. This child was not innocent, she had been dancing before grown men, but she was also impressionable. Her mother led her to murder and she did not even hesitate.

    Every decision that we make as parents (and remember, you can be parenting someone as a believer) effects the growth and character of those who look to us for leadership.

  2. Excellent point Rick about parenting believers— I honestly never looked at it this way.

    I didnt see anywhere how old this girl was—reason being—if she was old enough to truly understand what she was doing with
    1) dancing
    2) the beheading of John the Baptist
    3) the influence her mom had on her.

  3. Is it wierd that even I feel kind of hurt from the Moms actions? I know just how impressionable kids are but what happened to my blind faith to my parents? Is it because of the difference in our priorities or am I just a bad son? Because I saw your point that the daughter must’ve been atleast a certain age if she was dancing the way she was but was it relatively close to mine? I’m not approving of what she caused but it did get me thinking,

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