Herod vs. God
Herod thought he was big stuff. Really big stuff. So big, in fact, that after he gave a speech he accepted the worship of people as if he was God! Because God will not be mocked, God “instantly” struck Herod with an illness that resulted in his death. So much for Herod – and for any human authority that sets themselves up in the position or place of God. There is only one Lord and King and he rules over all, and our rightful response to him is to bow before him in worship and humility and acknowledge our need for him. Have you done that lately?