HAMAN’S FINAL PLACE! – Esther 7:10 Devotional

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HAMAN’S FINAL PLACE!

Esther 7:10​ –  Devotional

Esther 7:10

“So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s wrath subsided.”

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Blessings dear hearts. Walk with God today and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for February 27th:

      • Leviticus 20:22-22:16
      • Mark 9:1-29
      • Psalm 43:1-5
      • Proverbs 10:18

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

Scripture Reading for February 27th

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for February 27th:

      • Mark 9:1-29
      • Psalm 43:1-5
      • Proverbs 10:18

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

If you have watched The Sands of Eternity video above and prayed the prayer at the end, please go to https://PastorCecil.com/ and use the form on the webpage to let us know so we can send you follow up resources and/or send an email to pastorcecil@dailyevotional.com and let him know.

YOUR PLACE! – Esther 6:12 Devotional

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YOUR PLACE!

Esther 6:12​ –  Devotional

Esther 6:12

“Afterward Mordecai went back to the king’s gate. But Haman hurried to his house, mourning and with his head covered.”

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Blessings dear hearts. Walk with God today and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for February 26th:

      • Leviticus 19:1-20:21
      • Mark 8:10-38
      • Psalm 42:1-11
      • Proverbs 10:17

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

Scripture Reading for February 26th

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for February 26th:

      • Mark 8:10-38
      • Psalm 42:1-11
      • Proverbs 10:17

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

If you have watched The Sands of Eternity video above and prayed the prayer at the end, please go to https://PastorCecil.com/ and use the form on the webpage to let us know so we can send you follow up resources and/or send an email to pastorcecil@dailyevotional.com and let him know.

JUST A  MINUTE!

Esther 4:14

For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

As a boy I often employed the phrase “just a minute” when my mom had asked me to do something. Strange as it may seem, I often heard the same phrase repeated by our three children when either Joyce or I had asked them to do something.

One of my favorite television programs is “Texas Country Reporter.” I was watching a recent episode when Bob Phillips and his wife Keli visited the Buffalo Soldiers Museum. It was there that I heard a poem by Dr. Benjamin Mays. Let me share it with you and allow you to let it sink in. I hope it has the same impact on you as it did on me.

God’s Minute

I’ve only just a minute, Only sixty seconds in it.
Forced upon me, can’t refuse it, Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it,
But it’s up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it,
Give an account if I abuse it, Just a tiny little minute,
But eternity is in it.

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil

SUCH A TIME AS THIS!

Esther 4:14

For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

There are times in our life when we are faced with the challenge of faith. Things seem to be stacked against us and without the strength of the Lord, we will fail. In both the Old and New Testament we see common ordinary people whom God chose to do mighty things for Him. Sometimes those things are dangerous!

Esther faced one of these fearful times when Mordecai instructed her to go directly to the king and plead for the lives of all the Jews who were to be annihilated in less than a year. She knew that appearing before the king without being summoned was suicide. But she chose to utter those faithful words, “If I perish, I perish!”

Mordecai also exhibited faith. He knew that God was going to come to the aid of His people. If the source of rescue did not come from Esther, it would come from some other source.

Faith has its rewards! Not only were the people saved from the slaughter that the wicked Haman had planned, but Esther was given his property and Mordecai was promoted to Prime Minister, second only to the king. VICTORY!

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil 

IF I PERISH, I PERISH!

Esther 4:15-16

Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: ‘Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.’

Each time I read the book of Esther I am challenged by the courage of this beautiful woman who seemed to have it all. She had been made queen, surrounded by pomp and grandeur that would be the envy of all other women in the kingdom. But there was a huge problem. A death sentence had been decreed for all of her people. The evil Haman was so filled with hatred toward the Jews that he wanted them all slain on one day.

Mordecai had confronted Esther with the problem they faced. She was asked to put her life on the line and risk everything by going into the presence of the king without his calling for her. She might have reasoned that it would be possible that she alone might escape the decree, but she was more committed to the God of Israel than the earthly king she served. Fasting and prayer preceded her actions, and the evil Haman and all of his cohorts were the ones who died.

That brings me to consider my own commitment. What am I willing to risk for the sake of the Lord? Is my comfort and ease more important than being committed to Christ? Am I prepared to give my all for the Lord? That is my desire!

Blessings, Dear Hearts, draw near to God today, trust Him completely, and be a blessing!

—Pastor Cecil

THE CHARACTER OF MORDECAI

Esther 2:8

“Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah, whom he had brought up because she had neither father nor mother. This girl, who was also known as Esther, was lovely in form and features, and Mordecai had taken her as his own daughter when her father and mother died.”

I have a gigantic problem in my study of God’s precious Word ― I can’t decide who is my favorite Bible hero. I guess it often becomes the one I happen to be reading about at the moment. Over the past few weeks I have come to greatly admire Mordecai.

We know little about him except that he was part of the exile from Judah, and that he had stepped forward to raise his orphaned cousin, Esther, as his own daughter. When we get to heaven it will be interesting to find out if Mordecai had other children and, if so, were they equally as spiritually well equipped as Esther.

As I read this second chapter of the book of Esther, I am struck by the godly wisdom of this righteous man, Mordecai. Wisdom is certainly a godly character quality. The wisdom that we read about in chapter 2 illustrates that it is often wise to remain silent. In verse 10 he advises Esther to remain silent about her nationality. It was not that she was ashamed, but the timing for her revelation would be in God’s timing.

Not only did Mordecai demonstrate the character quality of wisdom, but he had also trained Esther the wisdom of obedience to this father figure. In Proverbs 22:6 we read: “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” How sweet it is to observe this promise in action here in the book of Esther. The result will be the saving of the Jews in the kingdom who Haman had marked for extermination. 

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

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