I said to myself, “God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed.” Ecclesiastes 3:17 By assuming my place on the throne, I set myself up to be … Continue reading Long Live The King
"If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.” Matt. 6:14 Forgiveness. After hearing many sermons over the years and after reading many books on the topic, I believe it should be clear what forgiveness is. The mandate, however, is … Continue reading Let Me Show You What You’ve Done
How much did you enjoy the story of Esther? How much did it stir your heart to live differently? Have you vowed to be more intentional to find the purpose for which you were created? As you think about her story and how she has … Continue reading Final Thoughts about Esther
Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good of his people. Esther 10:3 The book of Esther concludes with a twist. Esther, the … Continue reading What Makes a Man Great
So Queen Esther, daughter of Abihail, along with Mordecai the Jew, wrote with full authority to confirm this second letter concerning Purim. And Mordecai sent letters to all the Jews in the 127 provinces of the kingdom of Xerxes--words of goodwill and assurance. Esther 9:27 … Continue reading It’s Gonna Be Okay
Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews, to have them celebrate annually the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow … Continue reading Throw a Party!
The Jews in Susa came together on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and they put to death in Susa three hundred men, but they did not lay their hands on the plunder. Esther 9:15 In every province, the Jews sought to kill … Continue reading Restraint That Makes A Point
And many people of other nationalities became Jews because fear of the Jews had seized them. Esther 8:17 Once Mordecai was promoted and the Jews were given the right to not only defend themselves, but to search out their enemies, many non-Jews feared for their … Continue reading Who Is Really My Friend?
Mordecai left the king's presence wearing royal garments of blue and white, a large crown of gold and a purple robe of fine linen. And the city of Susa held a joyous celebration. Esther 8:15 Mordecai had once served the king faithfully in anonymity. Now, … Continue reading Picturesque Contrast