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Hello, God has given me something in Esther 3:15 which says,

“The couriers went out, spurred on by the king’s command, and the edict was issued in the citadel of Susa. The king and Haman sat down to drink, but the city of Susa was bewildered.”

Haman’s plot: Haman had become an honored man. People were supposed to bow to him. But, Mordecai wouldn’t. The officers asked him why he would not obey the king. But he refused to comply. Mordecai told them he was a Jew. The officers decided to tell Haman about it. Haman was enraged, but he scorned the thought of only killing Mordecai, he wanted to kill all Mordecai’s people. He talked with the king, and the King gave him the signet ring. They had cast the lot to see when he should do it. On the twelfth month (11 more months) he would carry out his plan. He issued an edict to be carried all over. The couriers went, spurred on by the king’s command. Haman and the King sat down to drink, while the city of Susa was bewildered.

Christians: Christians were once like the city of Susa, though we deserved death. We were sinful, and ungodly. But, we were saved. We were saved out of our sins, out of certain death, and we were made clean. Jesus saved us, and now we are going to heaven. So, why not join us? Why not come and be saved, and be made holy? Why not be saved, and spread the Gospel to others? Jesus can and will save you. He is mighty to save. He gave His life for us on the cross, to save us. We were sinking deep in the sea of sin, very far away from the peaceful shore. When Jesus gave His life for us in love, and we were lifted. We were lifted out of our sin, and pulled to the shore. So why not be lifted out of sin?

What to do: Here is one thing that we are to do as Christians: Help one another. Satan, like Haman, tries to destroy the church, Sometimes we fall to the temptation of sin. When we see our brother fall, we should help him. We can put take his hand, and walk with him a little, sharing the Bible. Jesus gave His life to save us, so we can help one another, to see the Cross.

God: God gave His own son to die on the cross for us. He loved us so much, that He sent His only begotten son to die on the cross for us. Jesus gave His own life to save the world full of sinners. So, praise Him. Give thanks to Him with all of you. Rejoice in Him, and praise Him as much as you can. He is worthy of more than our praise, but praise Him anyway. We were meant to praise Him, and worship Him. Let us give thanks to the one who saved our life. Thank You, Jesus!

Application: How does Esther 3:15 apply to us? Haman became the enemy of the Jews. He wanted to kill them, and he though he would. Satan wanted to kill us. He wanted to take us captive into death and sin. He was our enemy. But we were saved. Jesus died on the cross, saving us from our sins, and death. He has saved us, and given us the key of the Gospel to unlock passages.  We were saved from our sins, because of Christ. He died, taking our punishment. Thank You, Jesus! Jesus has saved us on the cross!

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for loving me so much. Thank You for saving me. Please help me to love You more. Please help me to draw close to You. Please help me to grow in, and more like You. Please strengthen me in You, so that I may be able to stand in You. Thank You for giving Your son for me. Thank You for making me Your daughter. Please send a revival, and help unbelievers to be saved. Thank You for blessing me so much. Please help me to be thankful. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Beginning verse, Esther 3:15,

“The couriers went out, spurred on by the king’s command, and the edict was issued in the citadel of Susa. The king and Haman sat down to drink, but the city of Susa was bewildered.”

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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