In the twelfth year of King Xerxes, in the first month, the month of Nisan, the pur (that is, the lot) was cast in the presence of Haman to select a day and month. And the lot fell on the twelfth month, the month of Adar.

Esther 3:7

The application of the term ‘lucky’ to events is not one the Christian should practice. Ahab thought he would escape being a target by donning a disguise, but God was going to draw his evil reign to an end that day, ensuring a random arrow would hit Ahab at the chink in his armour (1 Kn.22:34). In Esther’s day the lot fell so that there was plenty of time for the salvation of the Jews and destruction of the vile Haman to happen.

It’s ok to say ‘if this … if that’ but let’s ensure we look for the hand of God in those circumstances and rejoice in his interest in us.

Daily Reading: Isaiah 56

Bible in One Year: Matthew 11 20-30; Leviticus 13; Proverbs 25