Life’s Not Fair

Life’s Not Fair

Esther 3:1-7

What a strange procedure! But the casting of lots to determine a lucky day on which to do something was common practice in ancient eastern kingdoms. It is very similar to the practice today of shooting dice in order to select a propitious day for some activity. When the record says, “They cast it month after month till the twelfth month,” it doesn’t mean they shook dice for a whole year in front of Haman. It means that every cast made stood for a different day. A cast was made for each day of the calendar and if a propitious number [we might say, an evil omen, or some sense of significance aroused by the throwing of the dice] turned up that day was regarded as a lucky day; thus they went through 365 casts before they found the lucky day. When they found it, it was in the twelfth month called the month of Adar. This whole process made it possible for Haman to go to the king and say, “Look! If you really want good luck in your life, if you want fortune to smile upon you, there’s only one thing to do—get rid of these people!”

Ray Stedman

I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.”

Michael Scott

Proverbs 16:33
Esther 3:8-15

God is to be trusted when his providences seem to run contrary to his promises”

Thomas Watson

Romans 3:23-26

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