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"A Crown With Purpose" | Feasting And Gladness
Episode 1229th November 2023 • Walk With God • Walt & Brenda McCord
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SCRIPTURE: Esther 9:20 – 10:3

SHOW NOTES: Mordecai sent letters to the Jews instructing them to have days of feasting and gladness on the fourteenth and fifteenth days of Adar. They were to send gifts of food to one another and gifts to the poor. Their sorrow was turned to gladness and mourning to a holiday! Queen Esther also wrote a letter in words of peace and truth and the command to observe Purim was written in the official royal records for future generations to follow. 

Fasting and feasting should be important elements in our spiritual practices. Examples of both are found in the Bible. Fasting is a time set apart for prayer and consecration unto the Lord. It includes thoughtful consideration of our lives (our words, behavior, and deeds). This is time we devote to seeking the Lord. Feasting is a time of remembrance and celebration. Much joy and gladness fill our hearts during times of holiday and feasting. 

As this wonderful book closes, we know God’s name and prayer are never mentioned. But we certainly observe God’s fingerprints and acknowledge His sovereign plan woven into every part of this story. We are thankful for the courage, strength, and boldness of Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther

SONG: "The Lord Almighty Reigns" -