Today’s word-of-the-week is sort of strange, because I’ve been thinking about…


My small group is studying the book of Esther—last week we read Esther 2:1-18, which is all about appetites run amok.

We tend to associate lust with sexuality, but it’s really broader than that. Lust involves any appetite or desire that’s out of control. We can lust for money, control, or power.

I’ve been thinking about something we encountered in our study. It’s a simple four-word statement:

Love gives; lust takes.

This week, I’m trying to focus less on what I want and more on what others need. It sounds so easy.

It’s not.

Fun fact: Did you know that Esther is the only book in the Bible that doesn’t mention God? Neither did I.

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