The Dancing Beauty – By BBJohn
Salome, as Flavius Josephus called her, must have been a Jewel of excessive beauty, a beauty more dangerous than Herodias, her pretty Mother. Like her mother, Salome was queen of beauty.
On his birthday, in the presence of his prodigious guests, Herod Antipas flew on top of the world.
The king’s guestswere in high joyous mood, even as the delightful mood of the king became a general covering aroma in the royal dome.
It was a celebration galore, with surpluses of eating and sipping, as ecstasies of singing and boogying rented the air. Then Antipas called in her step-daughter for a singular dance.
Andhow greatly did Salome invaded the ring and singularly stole the show. Indeed, the exceptional beautiful Salome was too appealing to ignore. Added to her beauty was her extraordinary dancing skill. She came in and demonstrated herself a real dancer.
Herodias’ daughter was a dancing magic; a dance thriller. Salome’s dance turned Herod’s birthday to a dancing pageant, dangerously arousing the sensual passion of his royal guests.
The king and his royal guests were all spell-bound. In just no time; the teenage beauty queen conquered all with her seductive enthusiasm. They watch with mouth-agape the Salome’s flying body, being moved by her talking breasts, shivering waist, blowy feet, sparkling thighs, and beaming face.
On Herod Antipas’ birthday it was Salome’s weird dance that won the day. In the end, Antipas, the royal celebrant got hooked and, being pleased, arose and made that famed, unpopular rash vow:
“The king said to the girl, ask me whatever you want and I will give it to you… up to the half my kingdom.”
Antipas asked his dancing damsel to ask anything, even to the half of his kingdom. Oh, what a rash royal oath!
But the king was ignorant of the fact that Salome was an instrument of vengeance in her mother’s hand. Antipas was a conquered giant, who wouldn’t understand that Herodias and her daughter were prototypes of ‘beautiful women more terrible than death’
The beautiful Herodias, on a revenge mission, wanted the Baptist dead but Antipas only imprisoned him. But Herodias wasn’t satisfied with John’s imprisonment. With John behind the bar, Herodias only waited for a day of opportunity to wrest her vengeance. Herodias wasn’t the type that forgives offenders. You don’t expect such darkness as she to forgive.
She was a wicked beauty with a heart so darkly ugly that couldn’t withstand the presence of John, “a burningandshininglight”.
The sensual dance of Herodias’ daughter needs our profound re-evaluation. Her strange dance should earn her the nick-name of a ‘Dancing Demon’. Indeed, Herodias’ evil influences on Phillip’s daughter were too scandalous.
But Herod Antipas had himself to blame. He has spoken words of vow that would forever plague his soul. When the damsel retuned from her mother with a platter for the head of John the Baptist, Antipas really felt miserable, but the deed was already done. In the end, Salome’s erotic dance brought about the detachment of the Baptist’s head.
Herod Antipas learned this lesson too late in life: that ‘he who surrounds himself with wrong company of people shall live to lick the wounds.
Destiny liberation dependssolely on knowing liberating truth: “Then Jesus said… And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” [John 8:31-32]
Beware of evil company, and evil influences. He, who encloseshimself with evil men or seductive women, would haunt his own soul to destruction.
Words are powerful and oath ought to be binding. Think deep before you vow.Wrong words dictate wrong decision-making, lead to unpleasant lifecourse and castnoble destinies onto shores of disaster.
External beauty is inferior to inward loveliness. Possessing the inner is safer and better, for the inner is the true exquisite beauty. Beautiful heart is loftier to beautiful face. The prime beauty God looks for in any human is the prettiness of the heart. And how beautiful is your heart?