Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Esther 9:1 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Esther 9:1

On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out. On this day, the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but now the tables were turned, and the Jews got the upper hand over those who hated them.


Our God turned their day of destruction into a day of deliverance, and He is still doing that to this day! Our God can turn what looks like an impossible situation into an improbable victory! The very day meant to destroy His people is the very day they are not only delivered but given victory over their enemy! It sounds like another victory most of us know.


It leads me to think of Christ on the cross, how the day the enemy thought he won turned into the day death, sin, and shame were defeated! How all hope looked lost as Christ gave His life on the cross and paid our debt, but in reality, the victory was in hand! As Christ’s blood flowed freely, chains started breaking, and the battle cry was raised! For the Lamb of God had triumphed on the very day marked for His destruction! Hallelujah, thank You, Jesus!


We see God’s sovereign hand upon these stories in the Bible and these great victories brought about through Him. So, why do we question when the battles hit close to home? We see a deadline ahead, an overdue bill notice, a relationship on the rocks, job loss, or some physical ailment that we think has all but sealed our fate, but God has said and is saying, “It’s not over until I say it’s over, and your victory rests in Me and Who I Am!”


Malachi 3:6 - “I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.


Proverbs 21:30-31 - There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.


God bless! I love you all! Glory, Honor, and Praise now and forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ the Risen King, and the Holy Spirit who fills our cups with His Presence!




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