When To Disobey Your Parents

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Seldom do you read an account of events that is so clear. Make no mistake about it, these verses right here indicate to us what is going on:
24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.

26 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath’s sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

Herodias was a wicked woman who was motivated and injected by the venom of Satan, Herodias had a vendetta and all her mind could do was to focus on that vendetta.

John the Baptist was in prison for Herodias’ sake! – what was the issue?

17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife: for he had married her.

18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother’s wife.

19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:

It is a no-brainer and plain as day that disobeying your parent or parents is essential and inevitable in cases where our parents’ instruction coerces or encourages or holds our hand or causes us to turn our backs on God’s instructions.  Some may want to argue that Herodias’ daughter did not understand what she was doing, but when I read verses 27 and 28 of Mark 6, I realized that Herodias’ daughter knew exactly what she was doing – she was “obeying Mommy” to the point of murder…she was also able to take John the Baptist’s head and give it to her mother – Mark 6:27-28 reads:

27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.

Trust me, this is definitely not the obedience to parents that God talks about in the Bible, when He says, “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.” – Exodus 20:12.  As soon as any parent influences you to obey their wishes at the cost of disobedience to God there is a problem. This problem is easily solved by following what God Acts 5:29 says: “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”

 

The entire passage goes like this:

12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.

13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.

15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.

16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.

17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.

18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:

20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

21 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;

22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.

23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.

26 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.

29 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

(Mark 6:12-29)

Unwavering Obedience to God and Embracing Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour allows us to begin to grasp how the instructions of God far surpass that of our earthly parents!

*** All Bible texts quoted above are from the King James Version, unless referenced differently.

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