Daily Feast – January 29

From Trials To Triumph

So the king and Haman went to dine with Queen Esther...Then Queen Esther answered and said, “If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request. For we have been sold, my people and I, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. Had we been sold as male and female slaves, I would have held my tongue, although the enemy could never compensate for the king’s loss.” So King Ahasuerus answered and said to Queen Esther, “Who is he, and where is he, who would dare presume in his heart to do such a thing?” And Esther said, “The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman!” So Haman was terrified before the king and queen. -Esther 7:1,3-6

Many at times the children of God walk and act based on the situations or circumstances that surround them. They think less of the covenant and promises of God over their lives that can never fail. Consequently, many Christian prefer to rely on human wisdom that is subject to failure and uncertainty than to trust and keep faith with God’s word and promises.

The story of the children of God, carried away from Jerusalem to the land of Babylon was a pointer to the fact that God’s promises remain valid and sure to be fulfilled in the life of every believer, and I am convinced your own case cannot be an exception. Although the name of God was never mentioned in the book of Esther, nevertheless, behind the scene, God’s hand was working out His will in His own time and in His own way.

Haman the enemy of the Jews who found himself in the position of leadership and authority decided to allow himself to be used by the devil. He devised a plan to exterminate the Jews that dwelled in Babylonian empire. He never knew that God was behind the scene, working out his will to preserve His people. Unknown to him, God had positioned full-blooded Jew in and around the seat of government. As a Sovereign God, He had positioned the reigning Queen as a voice for Him in a strange land.

Queen Esther defeated Haman, the enemy of the Jews as she turned the fire of his bitterness and hatred against his own head. While everything appeared bleak initially to Esther and Mordecai, God was working out a plan not only to exalt Mordecai but also to pay back in his own coin the evil conspirator, Haman. So you reader of this devotion I pray for you that as Jews defeated Haman their enemy, so receive your victory over your enemies.

Prayer: Father, I thank you because in Christ Jesus, I have total victory over my enemy, Satan and all his cohorts in Jesus name, Amen.

Further Reading: Luke 5:1-7; Luke 10: 19, Colossians 2: 15
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Exodus 4:1-5:21; Matthew 18:1-20; Psalm 22:19-31; Proverbs 5:15-21

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