Esther 3-4
Esther

Esther 3-4

After these events, King Xerxes honored Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, elevating him and giving him a seat of honor higher than that of all the other nobles. 2 All the royal officials at the king’s gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded this concerning him. But Mordecai would not kneel … Continue reading

Esther 1-2
Esther

Esther 1-2

The 3 books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, which cover about 100 years (538 -432B.C.), form the closing section of Old Testament history. They tell the story of the Jew’s return from Babylon, of the rebuilding of the temple and Jerusalem, and of the reestablishment of the Jewish national life in their homeland. The last … Continue reading

Romans 13
Romans

Romans 13

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but … Continue reading

Romans 12
Romans

Romans 12

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able … Continue reading

Psalm 119:41-48
Psalms

Psalm 119:41-48

Waw 41 May your unfailing love come to me, Lord,     your salvation, according to your promise; 42 then I can answer anyone who taunts me,     for I trust in your word. 43 Never take your word of truth from my mouth,     for I have put my hope in your laws. 44 I will always obey your law,     for ever and ever. 45 I will … Continue reading

Psalm 119:33-40
Psalms

Psalm 119:33-40

He 33 Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees,     that I may follow it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law     and obey it with all my heart. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands,     for there I find delight. 36 Turn my heart toward your statutes     and not toward selfish gain. 37 Turn … Continue reading

Psalm 119 25-32
Psalms

Psalm 119 25-32

Daleth 25 I am laid low in the dust;     preserve my life according to your word. 26 I gave an account of my ways and you answered me;     teach me your decrees. 27 Cause me to understand the way of your precepts,     that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds. 28 My soul is weary with sorrow;     strengthen me according to … Continue reading

Romans 7
Romans

Romans 7

(ESV) Released From the Law, Bound to Christ Do you not know, brothers and sisters—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives? 2 For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but … Continue reading