For a full 180 days he displayed the vast wealth of his kingdom and the splendour and glory of his majesty.

Esther 1:4

This is an example of what the apostle John wrote about as being ‘the boastful pride of life’ (1 Jn.2:16 NASB). How important it is for believers in the Lord to keep a proper perspective on whatever material blessings we have in this world – that the Lord is the giver of every good thing and that our lives do not consist in the abundance or splendour of what we possess.

Daily Reading: 2 Samuel 14

Bible in One Year: Luke 6 27-49; Genesis 6-7; Psalm 3