Herod could not reconcile the plainness of Jesus and the mightiness of His deeds. God deliberately chose to hide in simplicity. Herod was too proud to notice.

When I am empowered by God to do His will, do I believe in myself because I believe in Him? Am I able to accept a role in God’s plan today?

O Holy Spirit, inspire me to listen closely for the voice of Jesus today. When I hear God’s word, may I act on it because I believe in Him.