Dispatches were sent by couriers to all the king's provinces with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews--young and old, women and little children--on a single day, and to plunder their goods. Esther 3:13 Haman's attempt to turn the King against the … Continue reading Suffering. Timely Or Untimely?
"If it pleases the king, let a decree be issued to destroy them, and I will put ten thousand talents of silver into the royal treasury for the men who carry out this business." Esther 3:9 Money talks. If someone is asked to do something … Continue reading When In Doubt, Offer Money
Then Haman said to King Xerxes, "There is a certain people dispersed and scattered among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom whose customs are different from those of all other people and who do not obey the king's laws; it is not … Continue reading Forked Tongue
Yet having learned who Mordecai's people were, Haman scorned the idea of killing only Mordecai. Instead Haman looked for a way to destroy all Mordecai's people, the Jews, throughout the whole kingdom of Xerxes. Esther 3:6 Mordecai refused to bow down to Haman. He would … Continue reading Am I Prejudiced?
Then the royal officials at the king's gate asked Mordecai, "Why do you disobey the king's command?" Day after day they spoke to him but he refused to comply. Esther 3:3-4 A day with significant pressure can usually be survived quite admirably. Adrenalin comes to … Continue reading Stand Firm With Holy Boldness
During the time Mordecai was sitting at the king's gate, Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's officers who guarded the doorway, became angry and conspired to assassinate King Xerxes. But Mordecai found out about the plot and told Queen Esther, who in turn reported … Continue reading An Act Of Service Is Often Returned
And the king gave a great banquet, Esther's banquet, for all his nobles and officials. He proclaimed a holiday throughout the provinces and distributed gifts with royal liberality. Esther 2:18 The king was in a great mood. He was in love and true love celebrates. … Continue reading Royal Generosity
And Esther won the favor of everyone who saw her. Esther 2:15 When God reveals that it is time to move forward, nothing could stand in our way. The doors, once closed, will open miraculously. The ones with whom we found dis-favor previously, will suddenly … Continue reading My Doing Or God’s Doing?
Before a girl's turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics. And this is how she would go to the … Continue reading Preparing For The Unknown