Text: Esther 5:1-14. Haman’s obsession with getting rid of the Jews, and Mordecai in particular, deprived him of the excitement due to Esther’s planned banquet (v.13). God gave Esther wisdom which she used by delaying the revelation of the enemy of the Jews. This gave Haman ample time to make fool of himself through boasting. He was provided with all[…]

Text: Esther 4:1-17. All along Mordecai had been telling Esther to conceal her identity (2:10), but in the face of this catastrophe he advises her to reveal who she was (v.8). Mordecai gave her information of the meticulously planned extermination of the Jews (v.8). He requested her to use her position as queen to foil the plot. At first[…]

Text: Psalm 19:1-14. God has revealed Himself by general revelation through nature. When you look at the heavens and the earth, you get to sense that indeed there is Creator behind it all (vv.1-6). God has revealed Himself by special revelation through His Word, the Bible, which reveals to us His will (vv.7-14). He has[…]

Text: Psalm 18:1-50. David composed this Psalm as a thanksgiving message to God who had rescued him from his many enemies who included Saul (vv.1-19). This psalm is almost the same with 2 Samuel 22, with some few minor changes. At the end it points to Jesus Christ (v.50), as a confirmation of the Davidic[…]

Text: Psalm 17:1-15. David was under distress probably due to Saul’s relentless pursuit and he was sincere to God that he was indeed in trouble (v.1). He trusted in the LORD that He would answer and rescue him (v.15). God looks for a sincere heart that trusts in Him. Such character develops as one accepts[…]

Text: Psalm 16: 1-11. This Psalm much as it seems to talk about David like being rescued from his enemies or death, it is symbolic. It points to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. “For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption,” verse 10 (ESV). Indeed the tomb[…]

Text: Psalm 15:1-5. This Psalm, though short, prescribes the way a Christian should live (vv.2-5). The Psalm ends with a promise that “…He who does these things shall never be moved, verse 5 (ESV). Your daily activities should reflect God’s perfect standards mentioned in this chapter, in particular, and else where. You will be able[…]

Text: Psalm 14:1-7. When God had created the world, everything was very good (Gen.1:31), but some time later He regretted that He had made man (Gen.6:6). None of us can boast of any goodness when subjected to God’s perfect standard. “They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does[…]

Text: Psalm 13:1-6. David wrote this psalm complaining to God about the challenges he was going through. It seemed to him that God had forsaken him but he still went a head to present his case before God in prayer while also seeking comfort (vv.3- 4). He goes on to reaffirm his faith in the Lord and believes that[…]

Text: Psalm 12:1-8. Many times men’s words are hurtful, but God’s words bring healing. Out of frustration, David under the leadership of King Saul thought that all the godly people had perished and disappeared (v.1). David was concerned that every one was uttering lies (v.2). This very sin is rampant these days. Listen to the lies being told in the[…]