Spiritual Warfare: 'Excess Drinking Can Lead to Abusive Actions'

God's Power for Our Battles — Sunday, October 6, 2024

On the seventh day of the party, King Xerxes was in high spirits from drinking wine. He gave a command to the seven eunuchs who served him. The eunuchs were Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas. He commanded them to bring Queen Vashti to him wearing her royal crown. She was to come so that she could show her beauty to the leaders and important people. She was very beautiful.
— Esther 1:10-11 ERV

Today's Prayer

Lord, when I researched what the king actually meant I learned that he wanted the queen to come into the banquet nude. No wonder she refused! Please deliver me from a desire for alcohol and any other temptation that might cause me to sin or dishonor You or the kingdom in any way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Illustration of Esther 1:10-11 ERV — On the seventh day of the party, King Xerxes was in high spirits from drinking wine. He gave a command to the seven eunuchs who served him. The eunuchs were Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas. He commanded them to bring Queen Vashti to him wearing her royal crown. She was to come so that she could show her beauty to the leaders and important people. She was very beautiful.

About This Devotional

Spiritual Warfare is a daily devotional about God's power for our battles.

The Prayer for Spiritual Warfare is written by Steve Hemphill.