Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread 10 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 10 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 10 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 10 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

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Our Daily Bread 10th September 2022 Devotional For Today, Saturday: Message Written By Tim Gustafson (Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now  || Uncommon Era

TOPIC:  Uncommon Era

KEY VERSE:  The Jews agreed to continue the celebration they had begun, doing what Mordecai had written to them. Esther 9:23

BIBLE IN A YEAR:  Proverbs 8–9, 2 Corinthians 3

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Esther 9:20–23,29–32

20 Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews throughout the provinces of King Xerxes, near and far, 21 to have them celebrate the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar annually

22 as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor

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23 So the Jews agreed to continue the celebration they had begun, doing what Mordecai had written to them

29 So Queen Esther, daughter of Abihail, along with Mordecai the Jew, wrote with full authority to confirm this second letter concerning Purim.

Our Daily Bread 10 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

30 And Mordecai sent letters to all the Jews in the 127 provinces of Xerxes’ kingdom—words of goodwill and assurance—

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31 to establish these days of Purim at their designated times, as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had decreed for them, and as they had established for themselves and their descendants in regard to their times of fastingy and lamentation.

32 Esther’s decree confirmed these regulations about Purim, and it was written down in the records.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 – ODB FOR TODAY’S INSIGHT: One of the unique characteristics of Israel’s history is how tragedy frequently produced celebration. The tragedy of four centuries of slavery in Egypt produced Passover. The desecration of Israel’s temple by the Seleucids in the second century bc led to the feast of Hanukkah, which commemorated the temple’s rededication.

Our Daily Bread 10 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

And the threat of genocide raised against the Jews in the book of Esther resulted in the Feast of Purim. In each case, tragedy or near tragedy was resolved and the celebration honored the God of rescue. In Israel today, one of the fascinating features of the celebration of Purim is how it includes children. They dress up in costumes and some as the characters in the Esther story. It’s a fun and interesting way to encourage the children to engage in the stories of rescue that mark their history.

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MESSAGE

Despite living much of his life as a pagan, the Roman emperor Constantine (ad 272–337) implemented reforms that stopped the systematic persecution of Christians. He also instituted the calendar we use, dividing all of history into bc (before Christ) and ad (anno Domini, or “in the year of the Lord”).

A move to secularize this system has changed the labels to ce (Common Era) and bce (before the Common Era). Some people point to this as yet another example of how the world keeps God out.

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But God hasn’t gone anywhere. Regardless of the name, our calendar still centers itself around the reality of Jesus’ life on earth.

In the Bible, the book of Esther is unusual in that it contains no specific mention of God. Yet the story it tells is one of God’s deliverance. Banished from their homeland, the Jewish people lived in a country indifferent to Him. A powerful government official wanted to kill them all (Esther 3:8–912–14).

Our Daily Bread 10 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Yet through Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai, God delivered His people, a story still celebrated to this day in the Jewish holiday of Purim (9:20–32).

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Regardless of how the world chooses to respond to Him now, Jesus changed everything. He introduced us to an uncommon era—one full of genuine hope and promise. All we need to do is look around us. We’ll see Him.

REFLECT: How do you react to instances where it seems like God is being “banished”? In what ways do you see Him today?

PRAY: Father, thank You for the history-changing reality of Your Son, Jesus.

Our Daily Bread 10 September 2022 || ODB Today’s Devotional. Our Daily Bread Ministries  (ODB) is a Christian organization founded by Dr Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread.

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