Bible Study & Devotional 230
Read Today’s Assigned Passages
Guiding Scripture: Esther 1:4 ‘For a full 180 days he displayed the vast wealth of his kingdom and the splendor and glory of his majesty. ‘
Party Like A ___?
Written by: Torrie Slaughter
As we begin to read the book of Esther, it is essential to note that God is not mentioned. However, as we observe, we see His Providence throughout. God is our Protector and Provider.
There are two essential lessons we can learn from Esther:
- To always place our trust in God.
- Boldness in faith and counted as a disciple of Jesus.
In a lot of ways, Esther’s story mimics the world today. With social media providing a 24/7 escape with perfect lighting, dancing, and geo-tagging, it wouldn’t be difficult to ‘turn up’ on a Thursday. That’s what King Xerxes did for a total of 187 days. Held banquets to celebrate his wealth, prestige, and royalty.
As you read the opening chapters of Esther and begin looking for God, ask yourself how big of a presence is He in your life. Are you living the party life without direction? The enemy’s sole purpose is to kill, steal and destroy. With God, we remain encouraged to love justice.
Prayer: Lord, please help us to see you in our days, even the small moments. Keep us close to You. Amen
The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Esther 1:1-3:15, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, Psalm 35:17-28, Proverbs 21:19-20
Download or Print the One Year Bible Reading Plan
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