Universal Utterings®
for March 16, 2023


03-16-2023 Matthew Ch 14 v-0305 Herodias made him feel stupid




Gospel of Matthew Ch 14 v- Three thru Five

3 Now Herod had arrested John, bound [him], and put him in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, 4 for John had said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 5 Although he wanted to kill him, he feared the people, for they regarded him as a prophet.


Sometimes men would do anything to have another’s wife. Even if she’s your brothers. John knew this wasn’t right in the eyes of God and he surely told Herod so. But this led to an expected death by the hands of the wicked. Sometimes one must die for another even if it’s the wrong judgment in the end. To die for the sins of someone else seems ludicrous for sure but God’s Will has to be lived out and not disregarded. John knew he was living the Will of God and accomplishing it by being the one in the desert calling out to the people to repent and be washed clean. Something Jesus himself would do with the help of John. John not about to deny God in any situation and it carried forth by choice he made to chastise Herod for his obvious taking of the wife of his brother. God asks us to do the same. Can you intercede for someone in trouble or rebuke someone when they are doing wrong? This my friends is what God asks of us all. God wants us to be willing to put everything on the line for the Truth. The Truth hurts but it is what God demands and will award you with the breath of Salvation living Redeemed for Life Eternal. Amen.


Join me as we pray our daily prayer of forgiveness. I am sorry Lord. I believe You died and rose for me. Please forgive me as I forgive others. I share You as my Lord and Savior seeking to live your Will in all things. Prayers for wife Toni and my mother Betty pray for our children especially our two oldest Alexandra & Allen; Julian, Gabriel and Jeffrey and our grandchildren Oliver, Julian and Elliott. We pray for Boston aka Keith. We pray for those we’ve said we’d pray for and those who’ve asked us to pray for them. We pray for the dying as we do each day Lord give them peace in their last breath. Silence for the prayers of others dealing with the war in Ukraine. In the Holy Spirit we pray our brothers in Kairos especially a prayer for our men in blue. We pray for Holy Mother Church. We pray for our Holy Mother in the name of Louie. Daily prayers for our neighbor Thelma. Prayers for a friend and his wife for a baby to be born. In Jesus Precious Blood by His Name we pray. Amen.


I am a poet obedient to Christ,
Evangelist Thomas Cruz†Wiggins

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03-16-2023 Matthew Gospel Ch 14 v-0305


**Herodias made him feel stupid**


John arrested by Herod

Him bound for jail

Herodias made him feel stupid

Lawful not to have wife of brother’s fail


Him kill wanted he

Though people feared

Prophet him regarded see

A dance would have him seared


© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

March 16, 2023 @ 07:07 AM Portugal


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