But when Herod’s birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod. Therefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.
So she, having been prompted by her mother, said, “Give me John the Baptist’s head here on a platter.”
We don’t know what kind of party they had for the birthday of Herod Antipas, but it is safe to say that it was a City of Man party. And we don’t know what kind of dance Salome danced at that party, but it is safe to say that it was a City of Man dance.
And we know who rules in the City of Man, right? It’s Satan’s playground, isn’t it?
And that head that comes out on that charger…that’s really the only kind of ‘meal’ the City of Man can serve up…death and destruction, and the suppression of righteousness.
But here on this Table, this is the meal of Life. Jesus gives us Himself, broken body and shed blood, spent for us to give us eternal life. It tells you one thing…Go To Jesus.
Paul writes this…
For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.