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Tag: Esther

  • Day 280 – The People of the Covenant

    Day 280 – The People of the Covenant

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about the people of Israel defending themselves and killing a lot of people. They don’t take plunder even though they were allowed to do so. In a world that was broken at this time, this was a bit of justice and hope. Soon the Maccabean revolt will be upon […]

  • Day 279 – Blessings and Burdens

    Day 279 – Blessings and Burdens

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about the people cast lots to see who will live in Jerusalem. Everyone in the twelve tribes of Israel was given something; however, much of the story itself has been of betrayal with many being foolish or wicked. The prophets say that the people would not be judged for […]

  • Day 278 – Power in Weakness

    Day 278 – Power in Weakness

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about idolatry again in the Divided Kingdom. Remember the people of Israel who had been brought into the covenant with the Lord, quickly turned their backs to him and worship local gods and idols. As they sign on to the new covenant with the Lord, they have to choose […]

  • Day 277 – Such a Time as This

    Day 277 – Such a Time as This

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read Ezra instructs the people about their history reminding them of what the Lord has done for them. All of the good things that have happened in their lives are because of God while they are responsible for the bad things. In Esther, we cannot place the glory of God […]

  • Day 276 – Haman’s Plan

    Day 276 – Haman’s Plan

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that the people weep when Nehemiah and Ezra teach them the Law of God. This reflects their relationship with the Lord. They realize that there is a God who knows and loves them. Just like us today, we may understand we are the sons or daughters of God but […]

  • Day 275 – Esther Becomes Queen

    Day 275 – Esther Becomes Queen

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read the return of exiles. Nehemiah has many different plots against him by his enemies. He is asked to meet in a village, but Nehemiah has a great response — he is doing important work and cannot come. People can attempt to get us to stop doing God’s will. We […]