“At that very hour, some Pharisees came to Jesus and told Him, ‘Leave this place and get away, because Herod wants to kill You.’ But Jesus replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘Look, I will keep driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach My goal.’” –Luke 13:31-32 (NIV)
Observation #1: Herod was a politician
Observation #2: Herod wanted to kill Jesus
Observation #3: Herod had the political clout to kill Jesus.
Observation #4: Jesus showed no signs of being intimidated by Herod (or any other politician).
Observation #5: Jesus showed no signs of being starstruck by Herod (or any other politician).
Observation #6: Jesus unabashedly referred to Herod by a term that clearly denotes a criticism of Herod’s character.
Observation #7: Jesus did not regard the criticism of politicians as an ungodly, disrespectful, ungrateful, entitled, or whiny act.
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