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 19

Reading: Esther 4-6 Summary: 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. Devotional Thought: Silence Is Not Golden Sure, there are …

Silence is Not Golden

Devotional Text: Esther 4:14 Sure, there are times when silence is not only appropriate, but very beneficial; a golden blessing.  But not always. Mordecai urged Esther to not remain silent, but speak on behalf of her people (Esth. 4:14).  Her silence would have been a disgrace and tragic.  Our silence …

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 …

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 …