Through the Bible, June 20

Reading: Esther 7-10 Summary: Though Haman is dead, the decree authorized by the king for the mass slaughter of the Jews is still in place.  Mordecai and Esther move quickly by the king’s authority to authorize their people to defend themselves against their enemies on the fated day set by …

Through the Bible, June 18

Reading: Esther 1-3 Summary: After the first group of Jews returns to Jerusalem (as led by Zerubbabel, Ezra 1-6), but before the second group (as led by Ezra, Ezra 7-10), an incredible drama unfolds back in Persia and is recorded as the book of Esther. No greater example of God’s …

June 19 Bible Reading: Esther 4-7

The drama further unfolds and Mordecai convinces Esther to take action on her people’s behalf.  Haman’s fool proof plan unravels in a matter of hours as he looses not only his powerful position, but also his life. For today’s daily devotional CLICK HERE For June week 3 Bible reading introduction …

June 18 Bible Reading: Esther 1-3

After the first group of Jews returns to Jerusalem (led by Zerubbabel, Ezra 1-6), but before the second group (led by Ezra, Ezra 7-10), an incredible drama unfolds back in Persia and is recorded as the book of Esther. No greater example of God’s providential care is found anywhere in …

God is Nowhere and Everywhere

The book of Esther is odd.  Not one time is God explicitly mentioned in this entire book.  Not once.  But neither is the presence of God any more evident than in the events unfolded in its pages. “God” is nowhere in Esther and God is everywhere in Esther. A memorable …