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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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Monday, June 8, 2015

Reverence to God alone

What people do with authority is a test of character; Do they use their authority to promote themselves or to help others? Do they glorify themselves or glorify God?

As we continue our study in Esther 3:2-5 we see that Haman's promotion definitely went to his head ~ Imagine everyone bowing down to you, but now Haman is about to be tested as Mordecai does not bow to him. Mordecai did not bow to Haman, and it made Haman furious. As a Jewish man, if Mordecai bowed down to Haman, he would have violated the covenant obligation of obedience to God above all other allegiances. Exodus 20:3 "You shall have no other gods before Me." Obviously, he was a man of strong principle and courageous determination, for he adamantly refused to give Haman the reverence due to God alone.

In Haman's anger, he not only sought to execute Mordecai, but all the people of Mordecai - the Jewish people. ~ Esther 3:6 "But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone, for they had told him of the people of Mordecai. Instead, Haman sought to destroy all the Jews who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus--the people of Mordecai."

Keep in mind that the extermination of the Jews would mean the end of the messianic promise for the world. Certainly God had put Mordecai and Esther into their official positions so that they might save their people from annihilation. My friend, trust God to fulfill his plan in your life, God will protect you from the Hamans of this world.

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