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.
When I take an honest look at myself, I see many ugly spots that mar my character. One of the ugliest traits is my desire to make myself look better than others. This ungodly character trait seeps into my relationships and damages intimacy. For each of us there are things about our character which are displeasing to God; perhaps it is pride or arrogance, selfish ambition or manipulation. Because we let those things grow in our lives rather than allowing God to remove them, we experience various consequences of our unrighteousness.
What is one aspect of your character you would like to be more Christlike? Take time to talk openly with God about how you want to change.
Offer your praise to Jesus Christ for what you have learned about yourself through this study. Ask him for the help you need to become more like him.