Some books you can take or leave one way or the other, and it won't make much difference. The Bible is not in that category. If you 'leave' it, you've lost the most important body of information in the world-and the key to your access to heaven. If you 'take' it (to be the Word of God), you labor under the serious responsibility of understanding as much of it as you possibly can.
There is an obscure Bible character that holds a great deal of fascination for me. His name is Harbona(h) and his name only appears twice, both in connection with the account of Esther. He is introduced in Esther 1:10 and plays a key role in this divine story of providence in Esther 7:9.
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