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Chance? December 3.

Wherefore they called these days Purim after the name of Pur. Therefore for all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and which had come unto them, The Jews ordained, and took upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all such as joined themselves unto them, so as it should not fail, that they would keep these two days according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every year; And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed. Esther 9:26-28

If you haven’t read the book of Esther in a while, you may want to. It is a great encouragement and reminder to us of the attentiveness of God. The very day that Haman the evil servant of the king who had devised a plan to have the Jews killed and had planned to have Mordecai, Esthers cousin who was more like a Father to her, hung upon the gallows he had built. God miraculously intervened And Haman was hung on the gallows, he himself had built And the Jews were saved. Mordecai was lifted to a very high position in the kings kingdom. So seeing this great deliverance God almighty had very timely worked for them. The Jews instituted a holiday called the feast of Purim. Which they still celebrate to this day. The reason it is called Purim is because of the word pur which means lot or in our language , some sort of dice. Haman the evil servant and his advisers had rolled dice or cast pur to determine the day the Jews would be destroyed. the feast of Purim reminds the Jews and us that God overrules the laws of chance for his people. We should never feel like we are victims of fate or chance. God has a wonderful plan for each of us a plan that fits in with his grand design. So, pray today, seek God because he is very attentive and it does pay great dividends to seek and serve him. Sure there are difficult days, just as Mordecai and the Jews experienced but at just the right moment God intervened. And I believe, so will He for us. May this God of the moment bless you today!

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