How far would you go to try and hide the sin you walk in? Herodias used the dinner dishes.
Now the occasional wife has thrown a plate at a hubby but this is carrying dish misuse too far.
Herod and his wife had an incestuous marriage and on top of that she had divorced her first husband and he still lived. Herod himself was also divorced. These things were not allowed under Jewish law. John the Baptist had no qualms about pointing this out to them. (Matthew 14:1-3, NIV)
Herodias got hubby Herod to put him in jail but her anger still wasn’t satisfied.
But when Herod’s birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod. Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, give me here John Baptist’s head in a charger. And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath’s sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison. And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother. (Matthew 14:6-11 KJV)
Call it a charger or call it a platter, it came from the dinner table. Hard to look at a roast after that, don’t you think?
Consider your anger and beware it doesn’t take you into the realm of sin beyond your sin.
Prayer-Father God, give us strength to admit our sin and repent before it multiplies into something even worse. Amen.