12 Then on the thirteenth day of the first month the royal secretaries were summoned. They wrote out in the script of each province and in the language of each people all Haman’s orders to the king’s satraps, the governors of the various provinces and the nobles of the various peoples. These were written in the name of King Xerxes himself and sealed with his own ring. 13 Dispatches were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews—young and old, women and children—on a single day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, and to plunder their goods. 14 A copy of the text of the edict was to be issued as law in every province and made known to the people of every nationality so they would be ready for that day.15 The couriers went out, spurred on by the king’s command, and the edict was issued in the citadel of Susa. The king and Haman sat down to drink, but the city of Susa was bewildered.
Points to Ponder
- Imagine yourself being one of the Jews hearing the bad news! You have 10 more months to live and Everything you have will be destroyed! Would you run? Would you fight? Would you pray?… What would you do? Our lives are full of unexpected circumstances. May we all have the peace and courage to deal with them. Remember, none of this can change the love and faithfulness of God.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:38-39
- Please allow me to borrow the strategy of this smart enemy. He had the document in all different languages for everyone to read and understand. He did a very thorough job! I pray that the gospel will also be spread in every language and dialect. There are many many missionaries in the world laboring for this cause including a few of our bro/sis in Poland. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.