Pray – (1/2 minute)
Read – (3 minutes) “When Haman saw that Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor, he was enraged. Yet having learned who Mordecai’s people were, he scorned the idea of killing only Mordecai. Instead Haman looked for a way to destroy all Mordecai’s people, the Jews, throughout the whole kingdom of Xerxes.” (Esther 3:5-6)
Passage: Ephesians 6:10-20
The world in which we live holds both great beauty and great ugliness. The ugliness, hatred and evil in this world is rooted in Satan’s rebellion against God before man was created. When God made man, Satan worked to get Adam and Eve to choose to disobey God’s one command, because he knew their disobedience would cause a sin nature to enter their soul. Ever since then, Satan has schemed and worked to keep people from receiving God’s offer of salvation, or to ruin the lives of those have received it.
Haman’s plot to kill Mordecai and all the Jewish people in the Persian kingdom would have extended to all those who had returned to Jerusalem as well. His scheme included lying about the Jews and speaking about them as an enemy of the king. He offered money and organized opposition. Satan does the same today, but just like in Esther’s day, he will fail. God is greater. Trust Christ always and impact your world for Him!
Apply – (2 minutes)
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Pray – (1 ½ minutes)