08 Aug Matthew 14:1-2

14 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the news about Jesus, and said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.”

After recording the account of Jesus’ rejection in His home town of Nazareth, Matthew describes Herod’s response to Jesus’ ministry. What was Herod’s explanation of Jesus’ “miraculous powers?” Do you “take offense” to Jesus like the people of Nazareth, try to explain away His miracles like Herod, or do you embrace Him as your Savior and Lord?