In every province and every city, wherever the king’s command and his law reached, joy and rejoicing took place among the Jews. Esther 8:17 Chapter 8 of Esther: After Haman was hanged King Ahasuerus awarded Queen Esther the estate of Haman. Esther revealed to the king her relationship to Mordecai, and the king removed his… Continue reading Poetic Justice
“If I have obtained your approval, my king, and if the king is pleased, spare my life – this is my request; and spare my people – this is my desire.” Esther 7:3 Chapter 7 of Esther: The time for the banquet had come and the king, Haman, and Esther were gathered together. Once again… Continue reading God’s Providence
“Hurry, and do just as you proposed. Take a garment and a horse for Mordecai the Jew, who is sitting at the King’s Gate.” Esther 6:10 Chapter 6 of Esther: Before the night of the banquet, the king could not sleep, so he ordered the book recording daily events to be brought and read to… Continue reading Your Book of Daily Events
“Whatever you want, even to half the kingdom, will be given to you.” Esther 5:3 Queen Esther accepted the challenge to go before the king and ask that he pardon the Jews from destruction. Esther dressed up in her royal clothing and stood in the inner courtyard of the palace facing it. The king was… Continue reading
“Who knows, perhaps you have come to your royal position for such a time as this.” Esther 4:14 Chapter 4 of Esther: Mordecai, Queen Esther’s uncle, was very upset over the news that all Jews would be destroyed as issued by the king. Mordecai sent a message to Esther asking her to approach the king… Continue reading For Such a Time As This
The entire royal staff at the King’s Gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman, because the king commanded this to be done for him. But Mordecai would not bow down or pay homage. Esther 4:2 Chapter 3 of Esther: King Ahasuerus decides to honor a man named Haman. He was a descendant of Agag,… Continue reading Two Important Lessons
Esther won approval in the sight of everyone who saw her. Esther 2:15 Today’s Food for Thought: Chapter 2 of Esther: As we read yesterday Queen Vashti has been removed as queen and the search for a new queen is on. The process of choosing the new queen was extensive. The king appointed commissioners in… Continue reading Who Was Esther?
But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command… Esther 1:12 Today’s Food for Thought: Chapter 1 of Ester ~ Queen Vashti was the wife of King Ahasuerus, ruler of Persia. During a period of celebration, Vashti hosted a royal banquet for the women of the palace. Her husband also hosted a banquet for… Continue reading A Character in God’s Story
“You believe because you have seen me, but blessed are those who haven’t seen me and believe anyway.” John 20:29 Today’s Food for Thought: Three times are recorded in the book of John where Jesus appeared to His disciples after coming back to life. First, He appeared to Mary Magdalene and His disciples. Thomas was… Continue reading The Three Purposes of Jesus’ Appearances…and Our Next Bible Study!
Today we’ll spend time in chapters 18 and 19 of John, and tomorrow we’ll wrap up the book of John with chapters 20 and 21. “Shall I not drink from the cup the Father has given me?” John 11 Today’s Food for Thought: When Peter went in attack mode when Jesus was being arrested, Jesus… Continue reading The Will of God Fulfilled