August 19

Esther 4:1-7:10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-26; Psalm 36:1-12; Proverbs 21:21-22

When God is on your side, there is no foe that can defeat you. If we truly understood the depth of God’s love for us and His unreserved willingness to defend us in all situations, we would never fear anyone. Yet, too often we don’t think we deserve this type of protection.

The entire Jewish nation was under the threat of annihilation. They knew this was not God’s will for their lives. So they fasted and prayed and they stood! They stood up for their lives. Esther stood up for them and the very person who had plotted to kill them ended up being killed himself. 

Why would God do all of this? Because they are His children. The same is true for you. Stop being afraid of people and their schemes. God is truly your defense. He knows how to fight for you. Step aside and let Him fight. When He fights, He wins. And, He is ready to fight for you. 

Tomorrow’s Reading: Esther 8:1-10:3; 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13; Psalm 37:1-11; Proverbs 21:23-24

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