Wise Planning

Today’s reading: Esther 5:1-8 After accepting the charge from Mordecai to approach the king about his deadly edict, Esther did some planning. She thought through and considered the situation before her, and the result was a God-directed plan that saved the Jews...

Fueled

Today’s reading: Esther 3:1-6 After Esther is chosen as the new queen, King Ahasuerus elevates Haman, one of the members of the king’s team of leaders, to be second in command over the kingdom. As part of Haman’s promotion, the king issues the...

Glorify First

Today’s reading: Psalm 89:1-4 Ethan the Ezrahite is the writer of Psalm 89, and as he begins his prayerful song, we see a praising and glorifying of God. But what we discover as we read through the remainder of this psalm is that circumstances for Ethan the...

Teachable

Today’s reading: Esther 2:1-18 Yesterday we met Esther and familiarized ourselves with this young woman. One particular thing that caught my attention was verse 15 where we see these words about Esther when it was her turn to go to the king. “When the turn...

Hadassah

Today’s reading: Esther 2:1-18 As we move into Esther 2, we finally get to meet our leading lady–Esther. King Ahasuerus is now in search of a new queen, and as a result of the king’s order, a young Esther is taken into the king’s harem as part...