Acts 12:3a–When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also.
What’s our motivation for the actions we take? For Herod, he was interested in the approval of the Jewish people and took actions based on that. Ultimately, that cost him his life. We need to be focused on the approval of God, not of man.
Lord, it’s easy to get caught up in the approval of man. Help me seek after only Your approval.