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Moments For You

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For Such a Time as This

"Turn ye even to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth Him of... Read more →

God's Providence

"The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will" (Proverbs 21:1). The providence of God has several definitions, but basically means His shaping of ordinary events to accomplish His eternal purposes while providing blessing for His people. See... Read more →

Mordecai Takes a Stand

The king had ordered that all should bow and reverence Haman. But Haman was by birth at enmity with God and with His people, so "Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence" (Esther 3:2). In taking a stand against Haman, Mordecai found himself standing alone. What a profitable example this... Read more →

The Enemy

"After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes" (Esther 3:1). Haman is now brought upon the scene. In order to understand the reason for Mordecai's unyielding attitude in regard to Haman, it will... Read more →

The King's Problems

Let's begin by getting acquainted with the king. His Persian name was Khshayarshan, which in Hebrew becomes Ahasuerus and in the Greek language, Xerxes. His father was Darius I, and his grandfather Cyrus the Great. Ahasuerus ruled over the Persian empire from 486 to 465 B.C.. Like most monarchs of... Read more →

The Message of Hope

"And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews" (Esther 8:3). A New Decree Needed Although Haman is dead, the sentence... Read more →

Tragedy, Yet Hope

What can be said for the religious purpose or message of a book in the Bible that mentions a certain Persian king 190 times in 167 verses but mentions God not at all? Martin Luther is recorded to have said, "I am so great an enemy to the … book... Read more →

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