Yearly Archives: 2017

November 11, 2017: Day 82 – Esther 6

Did you get what just happened?  Haman walked into the presence of the King with great plans to hang Mordecai.  The king asks him a question which pertains to honoring someone who is favored by the king and Haman assumes … Continue reading

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November 10, 2017: Day 81 – Esther 5

The plot thickens but we don’t know how it is going to end yet in this chapter.  But it does seem like one layer upon another is added.  I spoke with someone from church who after the first chapter of … Continue reading

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November 9, 2017: Day 80 – Esther 4

One of the most powerful verses in all of Scripture is found in this chapter.  Unceasingly I use vs.14 as a standard for my life.  Who knows, maybe for such a time as this you were placed where you are … Continue reading

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November 8, 2017: Day 79 – Esther 3

The plot thickens, but slowly.  Haman is infuriated that a fledgling, Mordecai a Jew, would not bow down to him.  He is told that Mordecai is a Jew so in order to hurrt him and his entire race, he decides … Continue reading

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November 7, 2017: Day 78 – Esther 2

This story is moving pretty quickly.  Esther is an orphan who was raised by her cousin, Mordecai.  She was probably orphaned by the great captivity of the Israelites when they were removed and taken into captivity.  So when Esther is … Continue reading

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November 6, 2017: Day 77 – Esther 1

The background to the book of Esther is fascinating.  I hate to send you to Wikipedia, but seeing in the comments that you are very familiar with it, I will send you there.  Check out this webpage and it will … Continue reading

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November 5, 2017: Day 76 – Revelation 22

This final chapter in Revelation, and so the final chapter in the Bible, can be summarized by a word which is alluded to in vs. 20: Maranatha!  In reality it is a combination of two Aramaic words: maran atah which could … Continue reading

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November 4, 2017: Day 75 – Revelation 21

While the last chapter we read about the lake of fire and those who will be thrown into it, in this chapter we have a very clear, and popular, rendition of what heaven will be like.  Have you ever heard … Continue reading

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November 3, 2017: Day 74 – Revelation 20

Throughout Scripture we read about a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth.  But it is here where we truly see the hell that we have envisioned which is a fiery pit matched with torment that lasts eternally.  Dante, who … Continue reading

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November 2, 2017: Day 73 – Revelation 19

I can’t help but think of this movie from Hitchcock when I read vs.21. There is horrifying imagery in these verses and they remind us that victory does come in Jesus but it has come at a cost.  We often … Continue reading

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