Decadence

Decadence

Herod the great was a show off for his Roman Sponsors. He wasn’t great because he was a great man or great leader but instead he was Herod the “Great Builder.” In Caesarea he built a port, a palace, and a playground for himself and his Roman bosses. He even built a twelve mile aqueduct to bring fresh water to fill his pool (next to the Mediterranean – which evidently wasn’t good enough) and supply the city with fresh water from the nearby mountain. Luxury and self absorption seemed to go hand in hand. Even Pontius Pilate lived here to escape the problems in Jerusalem. Now it all lies in ruins, a reminder that civilizations come and go and morph into other things. The Muslims, the Egyptians, the Crusaders, the Muslims again, the Israelies now control this city between Tel Aviv and Haifa.  Now we travel in relative peace and tranquility. Go see it if you can. These ancient sites like all things ancient fade over time. The bible reminds us, So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Psalm 90

Be well and Shabbat Shalom…

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About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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