God’s Law Trumps Man’s Law

Text: Romans 13:1 God ordained civil government to fulfill a specific purpose (Romans 13:3-4; 1 Timothy 2:1-4). Governments will go beyond this limited role – this is not always bad, just reality. Even within the limits of the U.S. Constitution, the role is larger than the limited role outlined in the New Testament. However, we […]

They Did Not Lay Their Hands on the Plunder

Text: Esther 9:5-10 When the king issued a decree which would allow the Jews to plunder their enemies, they did not take advantage of that permission. Their example provides us with a lesson showing that what is legal is not always right. Background Haman plotted to kill the Jews (Esther 3:6) Instead, he was killed (Esther 7:10) […]