These daily online studies are adapted from our Quiet Time Bible Guide. The studies go through the Old and New Testaments in just over two years. The approach taken by our quiet time Bible studies does not include answers. The goal of the study is to help you dig into Scripture for yourself. You can go deeper using a commentary, Bible background guide or Bible handbook.
For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of Esther.
Laszlo Tokes was a pastor in Timisoara, Romania, during the reign of the communist regime under Ceausescu. He had dedicated his life to bringing about revival in the church in Romania despite opposition and danger. He risked his life to preach the gospel and stand up against the communist government. Because of his courage and integrity he helped the people to win their freedom. We may never face circumstances like those of Laszlo Tokes, but doing what is right means little things: giving back extra change when a cashier makes a mistake or letting the cable company know about the free service that's been coming in. Whether the stakes are large or small, it takes the same character qualities of courage and moral strength to choose what is right.
Recall an instance in your life where obeying God's call meant taking a risk or facing a difficulty. How did you feel? What did you pray?
Pray that doing the right thing will be more than a slogan for you—that it will be a way of life.