Bible Study & Devotional 232
written by: Torrie Slaughter
Guiding Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:6 ‘Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.’
🔴 The Lord Raises the Humble
As we conclude the reading of Esther, I had a few God moments.
- When we follow God’s command, we leave nothing undone.
- Even kings cause grief and unwittingly become part of evil schemes.
- The word Purim is an Assyrian word that means ‘small stone.’
The beautiful interconnectedness of God’s Word shines brightly as we also read part of Psalm 37. After you’ve finished with the assigned passages, take some time to meditate on:
1 Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants, they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy peace and prosperity.
May God’s Word increase your wisdom and understanding. Amen.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Esther 8:1-10:3, 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13, Psalm 37:1-11, Proverbs 21:23-24
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