August 4 “Why live right?” & LINKUP

whyIf God is willing to forgive sin, why not just live any way we want and confess it later?

Today’s Readings:
Esther 9 & 10
Psalm 91.1-6
Proverbs 22.12
Romans 6

Esther 9 & 10:

God’s Word will stand

So we come to the end of the book of Esther and our glimpse into the lives of the Jewish people still living in exile. This conflict between Haman and Mordecai actually reached back to the time of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt when the ancestors of Haman attacked the Israelites. God had declared a curse on them which included their total annihilation.

500 years later Saul defeated them and was told destroy them along with all their animals. Because he disobeyed their lineage continued and culminated in this tribal feud between Haman and Mordecai.

But God’s purpose and declaration ultimately stood. Continue reading