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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.

I have prepared some Bible studies that I would like to share with you. My prayer is that they will bless you as much as they have blessed me in preparing them. I pray your life is touched and that it would inspire you to live every moment of every day for Christ.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Facing a Serious Dilemma

It is so hard to see a loved one in distress isn't it. Esther knew something was wrong with Mordecai and has sent Hathach to find out what it is.

In Esther 4:8-11 we see a dialog between Esther and Mordecai as Esther learns about the decree. Mordecai informs Esther that she needs to reveal her nationality and plead before King for her people. Because of Persian law, Esther faced a serious dilemma, we see in verse eleven that she sent her trusted aide Hathach back to Mordecai in order to seek her adoptive father’s advice.

Persian law prohibited anyone from approaching the king without first being summoned. Such a law was necessary in order to protect the king from potential assassins and from being interrupted while conducting important business. Esther reminded Mordecai that she could not simply enter the king’s inner chambers unannounced or she might be put to death. The king had the power to execute anyone who disturbed him without an appointment. For the king to extend the golden scepter to someone showed that he approved of the visit and that the person was welcome and not in danger of death. Since Esther had not been summoned by him for a month she did not know whether his attitude toward her would be favorable.

How quickly life can make a turn in another direction, right. You may be going through life then suddenly something happens that changes the course you are heading in and you find yourself thrown into turmoil. My friend, as a child of God you are not alone and God will help lead you in the path He wants you to go. We see Esther going to Mordecai for advice, do you have a godly person you turn to - seek godly advise. Join me in our next post as we look at Mordecai's response. Until then, have a blessed day.

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