Esther is about God’s invisible providence. Regardless of the absence of His name throughout this book, God was working. God was there. And the same is true today.
Esther: A Woman of Strength and Dignity
A beautiful woman…murder plots…an arrogant killer. What more could you ask for in a good book?
Chuck Swindoll’s series on the thrilling Book of Esther will reveal how God’s power and sovereign control can work behind the scenes for our good and His glory. With a thought-provoking study of God’s invisible hand writing silently across the pages of human history, Esther’s story will have you sitting on the edge of your seat!
These events transpired long ago, yet the conflict that arose between this man and his wife is not that unusual from what occurs in many homes today.
Esther had a rare blend of beauty, strength, and dignity. The encouragement is that these qualities and characteristics are not unique to Esther.
In this message we uncover a wicked scheme designed to exterminate the Jews. We'll discover several lessons which are applicable to this very day.
The plot is thickening. The Jews have been told that their days are numbered. This called for one person to stand alone in the gap. You guessed it: Esther.
The evil plan to exterminate the Jews was underway. Nothing visible had given anyone any hope, at least not yet. But remember, God moves in mysterious ways.
The Jews in Persia moved closer toward their doom. As we are going to learn, the Lord intervened in a most unusual manner, and when He did, everything changed.
God’s silence should never be interpreted as His absence. Take the story of Esther…Not once is His name mentioned in all 10 chapters of the book, yet none can deny His presence.
Some things seem impossible. Then the “impossible” occurs. Such is the scene recorded in Esther 8. Those who sat in darkness suddenly saw a great light.
The plot against the Jews failed and the king rewrote his edict. God’s justice may appear slow in coming, but His justice is sure when it comes.
It is essential to enjoy times of refreshment and celebrating. That is what the Jews did when Esther led them to establish the Feast of Purim.
In a day like ours, when there are reasons to believe that things are slipping out of control, we need this helpful reminder that in the end, God wins.