Friday, September 27

Psalms: 88, 133


Esther: It came about as no surprise that the Nazis hated the book of Esther because of the Jewish victory of Haman whose hated of the Jews was only rivalled by the Nazis. Back to Esther. Because of Mordecai’s thwarting of the king’s assassination, Mordecai was raised to the position Haman held: prime minister. It so happened that king’s edict to exterminate the Jews could not be rescinded, Xerxes permitted the Jews to protect and defend themselves against attack, also sealed by the king. For more on this unusual custom see Daniel 6:4-24.

Gospel: Luke 4:31-37

New Testament: Acts 19:21-41

Old Testament: Esther 8:1-18

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