Herodias, the niece and stepdaughter of Herod, so impressed him with a dance that he offered to give her virtually anything. She consulted with her mother, who advised that she ask for the head of John the Baptizer, but Herod liked the bold preacher of God and was sorry, nevertheless, he did not want to disappoint anyone at the party, and wanted to keep his oath to the girl (Matthew 14:9). The Bible says,
“So he sent and had John beheaded in prison. And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother” (Matthew 14:10-11).
Herod was sorry, but not sorry enough to save a man’s life.
Sorrow is good, but it has to be strong enough to lead us to change our lives.