Andrew Wommack Devotional 30 March 2024 – No Peace For The Wicked

Andrew Wommack Devotional 30 March 2024 – No Peace For The Wicked

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Topic: No Peace For The Wicked

Luke 9:7, ‘Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that he had done: and he was perplexed because some said that John had risen from the dead.’

MATTHEW 14:1-12: MARK 6:14-29; LUKE 9:7-9

Others may have thought Jesus was John the Baptist who had risen from the dead, but as can be seen by Matthew’s account and especially Mark’s record, Herod was convinced of this. This illustrates Herod’s conviction of the sin John had rebuked, his guilt and torment over his even greater sin of beheading John, and his fear of John and the God he represented. As revealed in Mark 6:20, Herod once listened to John gladly. John was undoubtedly preaching his favorite message: ” Praise ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”For Herod to hear him gladly, he must have been under deep conviction from God.

Herod feared his wife and the opinion of others more than he feared God. Herod was unlike Festus, who told Paul he was mad for speaking of the resurrection from the dead. Herod knew the truth personally, was exceedingly sorry, and yet chose death – both John the BBaptist’sand his spiritual death. Seen in this instance, Herod lacked peace after his fatal choice.

According to the world’s sentimentality, peace is the absence of problems. However, peace is not dependent on circumstances. It depends only on God Himself, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb. 13:8). A Christian can have great peace even amid terrible problems because of his faith in God. ”thou wilt keeps him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee”(Isa. 26:3). Let His peace rule in your heart today. Trust Him.