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Those Folks are Different

October 15th, 2016 · No Comments

Esther 3:8 (New Living Translation)

Then Haman approached King Xerxes and said, “There is a certain race of people scattered through all the provinces of your empire who keep themselves separate from everyone else. Their laws are different from those of any other people, and they refuse to obey the laws of the king. So it is not in the king’s interest to let them live.

If ever there was a prototype of “the bad guy” in the Bible, it is Haman. Here, Haman goes to the King and sort of lies about God’s chosen people so that the King will kill them all. Notice how Haman describes God’s chosen people:

(they) keep themselves separate from everyone else. Their laws are different from those of any other people

God’s people are different—noticeably different to the point of being down right irritating. we have to do something about these irritating folks.

Me? Today? Noticeable? Different? God, help me in my unbelief.

Tags: Esther · Old Testament

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