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Thursday, January 22, 2009

ABCs of the Word - X

Pam at Grey Like Snuffie hosts ABC’s of the Word to focus on a scripture in which the week’s letter is highlighted.
This week’s letter is X.. Pam has indicated "thinking there aren't scriptures to choose from for this letter SO, how about if we share a scripture that holds X extra meaning for us right now. For whatever reason... share the Word that He has brought to life for you recently."
*clipart letter X
"The day appointed for the Jews to do this
in all the provinces of King Xerxes
was the thirteenth day of the twelfth month,
the month of Adar."
Esther 8:12 NIV
"The Jews assembled in their cities
in all the provinces of King Xerxes
to attack those seeking their destruction.
No one could stand against them,
because the people of all the other nationalities
were afraid of them."
Esther 9:2 NIV
When an irreversible royal decree would have all the Jews destroyed, a providential turn of events made it possible for the Jews to defend themselves.
[The book of Esther is unusual since it does not refer to any name of God. So while there is never any acknowledgment that the turn of events were under divine direction, yet one can assume that God worked out all the events so that the dramatic outcome was a blessing to his exiled people.]
For more ABC’s of the Word visit Pam at Grey Like Snuffie.


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great post girl as always...hope you have a safe and blessed day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Skoots1moM said...

i loved studying the book of Esther...her obedience was such an example. She was a leading queen before she even became a leader, and she definitely honored her real King in Heaven.
gr8 post!