Sunday, October 25, 2015

Her virtue, her modesty, 
and natural beauty were sufficient:

She needed nothing more:

As the girls around her 
Painted their faces and 
Jeweled their bodies:

She was satisfied before the Lord

Esther 2:15
Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihailthe uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was cometo go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the womenappointed. And Esther obtainedfavour in the sight of all them that lookedupon her. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

"Let us build with you,"
For your God we do seek,
The adversaries of God's people,
Began to make their hands weak...

They troubled them in building,
Hired counsellors to frustrate them,
Then a letter to the King,
Cause the building to come to an end.

Then God rose up two prophets,
And the people began to build,
Their enemies notified the king,
But this was all God's will

Not only did King Darius support them,
But he advised their enemies to do the same,
If anyone goes against the building,
The gallows will hold his way

I Peter 3:12-13
 For the eyesof the Lord are overthe righteousand his ears are open unto their prayersbut the face of the Lord is against them that do evil
 And who is he that will harm youifye be followers of that which is good

Also I have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house, and being set up, let him be hanged thereon; and let his house be made a dunghill for this

Let the work of this house of God alone; let the governor of the Jews and the eldersof the Jews build this house of God in his place
Moreover I make a decree what ye shall do tothe elders of these Jews for the buildingof this house of God: that of the king’s goodseven of the tribute beyond the riverforthwith expenses be givenunto these men, that they be not hindered 

Then the peopleof the land weakened the hands of the peopleof Judah, and troubled them in building
And hired counsellors against them, to frustratetheir purpose, all the days of Cyrus kingof Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia

Then they cameto Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and saidunto them, Let us build with you: for we seek your God, as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assur, which brought us up hither