Christian Today Article

Would you like to live in a palace?

November 16, 2021

Recently I wrote this article for Christian Today. My family immigrated from England to Australia when I was young. My mother never expected to return to England so she took my brother and me to visit historical sites around London before we left. We went to Buckingham Palace and other residences of the royal family and…

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by Susan Barnes
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Old Testament Devotions

Devotional Thought : Esther 7:7

May 11, 2018

The king got up in a rage, left his wine and went out into the palace garden. Esther 7:7 When the king found out that Haman had plotted against the Jews, he was furious. Even though Haman didn’t know this included the king’s wife, Esther. The king felt tricked by Haman, since he had made…

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by Susan Barnes
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Old Testament Devotions

Devotional Thought : Esther 6:13

May 4, 2018

His advisers and his wife Zeresh said to him (Haman), “Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall has started, is of Jewish origin, you cannot stand against him—you will surely come to ruin!” Esther 6:13 (From Constable’s Commentary) Haman’s “friends evidently realized that unseen forces were maintaining the blessing that they had observed following the Jews.”…

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by Susan Barnes
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Old Testament Devotions

Devotional Thought : Esther 4:14

April 27, 2018

“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 “Though God chooses to use people, he is…

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by Susan Barnes
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Old Testament Devotions

Devotional Thought : Esther 6:6

August 25, 2006

“What should be done for the man the king delights to honor?” Esther 6:6 In Australia, each year people are honoured for their public service, contribution to society or for outstanding deeds. As parents, we might buy a special treat for a child whose behaviour has been exemplary. Likewise spiritually sometimes God chooses to honour…

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by Susan Barnes
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