Celebrating Your Victory

Based on Esther 9

Esther 9This particular chapter in the Bible is very graphic and violent. It lists thousands of people who were killed at the hands of the Jews. It may turn off a few people and they will end up asking, “Why would God’s people massacre that many people?” A simple answer to that question would be: The Jews were defending themselves from the people who were attacking them. The Jews were the children of God and they had faith in Him, so God aided them in battle and they won. However tragic and graphic it may seem for the Jews’ enemies, this was a very happy occasion. As the Bible says in verses 18-19, “But the Jews who were in Susa gathered on the thirteenth day and on the fourteenth, and rested on the fifteenth day, making that a day of feasting and gladness. Therefore the Jews of the villages, who live in the rural towns, hold the fourteenth day of the month of Adar as a day for gladness and feasting, as a holiday, and as a day on which they send gifts of food to one another.

Here’s how this can apply to us. We go through our personal battles everyday. We have to get a certain assignment done; we may have been caught up in some drama between two family members; maybe we’re late for work; or maybe our house is a complete mess because it hasn’t been cleaned in a whole week! There are many examples of battles that we always go through every day. Here’s the beauty of it. If we stand our ground, trust in God, and don’t give up, then we will surely win the battle that we are going through.

Always remember: every time you win a battle, celebrate! Make it a happy occasion! If you and your spouse got in an argument and decided to make up, that counts as a victory! Celebrate by going out to eat dinner! If your week is finally over and you receive your paycheck, celebrate! Buy yourself a little treat! If your family members have resolved bad blood between each other, celebrate!

The whole point of this chapter is to let us know that through God we can always have victory, so long as we trust in Him. Sing the victory song and feast whenever something wonderful happens in your life.

Have a great week everybody, and God bless!

  • Ramon Gonzalez 🙂

6 thoughts on “Celebrating Your Victory

  1. Ramon! I really liked this blog. I hadn’t thought much about how important it is to celebrate even the smallest of victories. And speaking of celebrating… Happy Birthday, once again! 😀

    • Thank you Timmy! Praise God that this devotion reminded you on the importance of celebrating a victory! God bless! 🙂

    • Yes! Absolutely! Enjoying the small moments in life is always so important! You’ll be surprised by how more “in peace” you will be. 🙂

  2. Thank-you, I think it’s important to make the connection for inquiring people that physical battles in the Bible (read wars, massacres, slaughters, etc.) can very often relate to non-physical type battles such as those you so aptly pointed out, as well as “not losing your temper when stuck in traffic”, or “not listening to or passing on the latest piece of gossip”, and so many other daily occurrences that are, in their own way, every bit as important to the health of our immortal souls as the battles described in Scripture. The truth is, battles come in all shapes and sizes. At any rate, I really do love your page, so keep up the great writing, God bless, and I’ll read you later.

    • Thank you very much! Yes, everything you say is absolutely true! It is important for all of us to remember that every battle that was ever fought in the bible, the ones who trusted in God ALWAYS won. That can happen to us too, so long as we have faith in him. It can be hard to overcome our fears, addictions, or daily frustrations. Even illness! When we get through them though, it is something definitely worth celebrating!

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