November 14, 2017: Day 85 – Esther 9

In this verse we find the establishment of the feast of Purim.  But we also find some other details that are quite shocking and of which I had forgotten.  Did you get the account of the destruction of the enemies of the Jews?  It was quite terrifying and terrible.  It is not a Scripture that we should take and use as one where we justify doing terrible things to our enemies.  I like Jesus’ take on what we should do with our enemies.  Jesus says in Matthew 5:43-48 that we are to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.  He must have left out the part that says: strike down all your enemies with the sword and slaughter them.  Yeah, I like Jesus’ approach much better.  

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