As you probably noticed on our sidebar, I am in the middle of an excellent commentary on Esther and Ruth by Ian Duguid. One of the things that I love about this book is the way in which Dr. Duguid constantly takes the messages found in these books and gives application for my life right now, today!
For example, in his explanation in the book of Esther of the King’s edict to counteract Haman’s plot to kill the Jews, Ian Duguid draws our attention to God’s edict which preserves our lives today. He writes, “God’s edict of life for all who trust in Christ can neither be revoked nor challenged. There is no other edict that can be issued to countermand it. God’s settled decree is ‘There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus’ (Rom. 8:1). No one and nothing in all creation can ever separate us from his love. So let us daily celebrate our deliverance with unshakable and glorious joy!”
I pray this brings fresh encouragement to your heart today no matter what circumstances you may find yourself in. God’s edict pronouncing your salvation can never be reversed!