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#5kMay2020 Podcast (Day 5)

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today’s podcast opens with a song from John Schmid that was recorded at Taylor’s Playground Recording Studio. The song is called “¡CORRE!”, and it is appropriately sung in Spanish. After the opening song, Jeff reads Matthew 13-15, offering some thoughts along the way, and brings Special Guest, Chris Selby, onto the podcast to offer some additional commentary on Matthew 14. The episode ends with a Polen Band song from There Is Nothing New Under the Sun (Vol 3) called, “Great Redeemer”.

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  1. As I laid in bed contemplating getting up and walking or just rolling over and going back to sleep, as I am at work and we did have a 0230 call that put me to bed after my report was finished about 0330. I chose to get out of the bunk and go, because if I got a call I would have to get up anyway, besides it only gets hotter as the day goes, today, 13° cooler than yesterday at 82°. I chose to get up, and was blessed with a catchy jingle of a run song that I longed to hear again, but refrained and let the podcast continue on. Today made sense even more as the parable of the seeds scattering made even more sense of why I got out of bed. Last year when I tried this Adventure I was the seed with no foundation and only made it maybe half way. This year I have plans of finishing, because last year, I walked but didn’t listen to the podcast, didn’t have daily encouragement, and inevitably did not finish. This year I want that sense of completion, and if I can do this 31 days, I will accomplish a beginning of a journey!

    • Great question. What a strange story! John had spoken against the girl’s mother because her relationship with King Herod was immoral. Of course, pretty much everything that Herod did was immoral… Herodias, the girl’s mother, was the divorced wife of Herod’s brother. This is some real Jerry Springer stuff.

      Herod didn’t want to kill John because, it seems, he admired John and appreciated that John would always tell him the truth. But… while he was drunk at a party and apparently quite taken with his wife’s daughter’s dancing. He was so excited by it, in fact, that he vowed to give her anything that she asked for. Herodias saw this as an opportunity to permanently shut the mouth of the man who was pointing out her sin.

      So, I guess the moral of the story (other than the obvious don’t get drunk and become infatuated with your brother’s divorced wife’s daughter) is that people are often more willing to take drastic measures to cover their sin than they are to actually repent. People will often choose to get bitter rather than to get better. And the truth tellers tend to lose their heads in the process.

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