Herod the Great built a series of palace fortresses that were designed to give him safe asylum if forced to flee the country to his homeland of Idumea (a sign of his desire for security). Indicative of his heart, he saw security in his fortresses and locked doors, keeping others out.
In the end, Herod died insecure.
Jesus offered an alternative to the lock of pride and the unrestoration of harshness. He was humble and gentle (Matthew11:29). He was a liberator who authoritatively freed people, healed them, gave them life, and access to a different kind of power. He searched out others, moving toward them in relationship to uncover the love of the Father in them.
Contrastingly, Jesus died secure, satisfied in the Restorer’s truth, offering that security to others including the repentant thief on the cross: “Jesus answered him, ‘I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise'” (Luke 23:43).
Discover your security in the truth of God in Christ.
For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 8: Pride Is The Lock On The Human Heart; Humility Is The Key
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