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Bible study is essential to our Christian walk. As we study God's Word, our personal relationship with God grows deeper and deeper. It empowers us to live for the Lord in every aspect of our lives. This is what has inspired me to do an online Bible study.

Many years ago my husband introduced me to a commentary on the book of Colossians and I was so blessed as the Scripture came to life before my very eyes. Since that day we have developed an extensive library and enjoy studying God's Word.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Deception doesn't pay

Esther had just exposed Haman's deception in leading king Ahasuerus to issue the Decree of Annihilation, the king was so angry that he left the banquet and went out to the palace garden.

As the king walks back into the room and see's Haman laying across the couch, He angrily charged the prime minister with assaulting his wife which sealed his fate even though he was just pleading with the queen. Esther 7:8 tells us as those words left the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face. It was a custom to cover a criminal's face because they were no longer worthy to look at the king's face. So immediately Haman's face was covered with a veil or a napkin so he could not look at the king. Verse 9 one of the eunuchs, Harbonah, tells the king about the gallows which Haman had made for Mordecai. Matthew 7:2 "For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measure back to you." We see in Esther 7:10 Haman was hung on the very gallows he built for Mordecai.

Proverbs 11:8 "The righteous is delivered from trouble, and it comes to the wicked instead.
Haman meant harm to the Jews but God would not allow this annihilation to happen. God said I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. Haman sinned against God - and he didn't heed His warning. Haman's execution is a clear picture of the surety of judgment. No matter who the person is, even if he is the prime minister of a nation, he will face the judgment of God for the deeds he has done.

Galatians 6:7 "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap."

My friend, you cannot hide from God. "For His eyes are on the ways of man, and He sees all his steps." ~ Job 34:21

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