For Such a Time as This

Today’s Bible reading* is a familiar story to many of us who grew up in church. It concerns a young Jewish woman who became queen and found herself in a position to intercede on behalf of her people “for such a time as this”. Hadassah (Esther’s real name) didn’t seek the position of queen. But…

How to Respond to Demands Against Your Faith Convictions

How should you respond when someone demands something that goes against your faith convictions? What if those making those demands are your government leaders who have been established by God? We begin reading Daniel with today’s Bible reading*. As I read it, I saw a powerful application for today and will use this in today’s…

God’s Sovereignty Displayed in Empowering His Enemies

Once again, we see God using His enemies to accomplish His purposes in today’s Bible reading*. This time, God displays His sovereignty by empowering Babylon to rise up and defeat Egypt. He says that in Babylon’s conquest, people would come to know Him as God. (Ezekiel 30:26) I will strengthen the arms of Babylon’s king,…