6/16/18 Daily Bible Reading: Nehemiah 12-Esther 1, Romans 3, Proverbs 16
Author: Not stated but perhaps Ezra or Nehemiah.
Date: Approximately 486-445 BC, during the reign of King Ahasuerus of Persia. Esther became queen around 479 BC
In ten words or less: Beatiful Jewish girl becomes queen, saves fellow Jews from slaughter.
“From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission”
Esther 1:20-22 (NKJV)
When the king’s decree which he will make is proclaimed throughout all his empire (for it is great), all wives will honor their husbands, both great and small.” And the reply pleased the king and the princes, and the king did according to the word of Memucan. Then he sent letters to all the king’s provinces, to each province in its own script, and to every people in their own language, that each man should be master in his own house and speak in the language of his own people.
Romans 3:1-4 (NKJV)
What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: “That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are judged.”