God’s law isn’t always well received but is always well intended.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Mark 6:18 - "It is against God's law for you to marry your brother's wife."
Read - Matthew 14:6–12; Mark 6:17–29
John the Baptist had been a faithful messenger for God. Now his faith was going to get him killed. True persecution like this is so hard to see in the world. It still happens today. Praying for the persecuted is a vital role for the Christ-follower.
Lord, I will be Your witness even in the face of persecution and opposition.
https://www.gotquestions.org/incest-in-the-Bible.html - Sometimes people hear John’s warning to Herod and think it contradicts things that happened in the Old Testament. Here is a useful response.
For the person who endures to the end after being Mended by Christ you can expect to have an eternity Marvelling in the Majesty of God. This was John the Baptists reward. However, you might say, “How could he endure such suffering?” The answer is that he was empowered/Morphed by the working of God’s Holy Spirit.