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Ep. 166 – Lessons From the Book of Esther

The story of Esther is packed with lessons and truths that can be applied to our lives today. Listen as the guys examine this wonderful Old Testament book which showcases God’s sovereignty and how he works through each of us to accomplish His will.

Show Notes

In today’s episode, the guys discuss the lessons to be learned from the book of Esther. The book was associated with the Persian empire which had taken over after the rule of Babylon and the exile had taken place. Those who were exiled were Israelites who had thought they were going to live the rest of their days in the Promised Land, but were removed from the land and forced to live in a foreign country. However, God still called on His people to be faithful to Him while they wait to be returned to the Promised Land. Listeners are reminded that we too are now exiles as we live on the earth which is not our home as we wait for the Kingdom of God to come.

Esther was an Israelite woman who hid her heritage and was adopted by her cousin, Mordecai. In the beginning of the book of Esther, Mordecai saves the king from being killed. Meanwhile, Esther is being nominated to be the queen. In light of Mordecai’s refusal to bow to Haman, the guys discuss what Christians should do when we are in a position when there are consequences for our actions. The unknown author of Esther intentionally did not mention God’s name in the entire book because they wanted to show how God’s sovereignties are at hand in everything that happens. We can see through these stories how God is at work even when He is never mentioned.

We as humans are only here on this earth for a limited time. Will we do what is right? We are here right now at this time and this place for one singular purpose: to bring glory to God. Esther herself was called upon to be asked to be part of the plan of God. We are all asked this same question. God is going to do His work regardless, the only question is whether we will allow Him to do the work through us. Thus, we should step out in our faith and act as if God is going to use us. Then, the guys unpack the pride and ungratefulness demonstrated by Haman and the king. When we allow ourselves to divulge into the realm of ungratefulness, everything loses its value and we begin to miss the blessings of God in our lives. Though both Haman and Mordecai were sinners, it was Haman’s pride which led to his death and the humility of Mordecai that put him in the graces of God. If you are struggling with pride or sin, repentance is humbly submitting yourself to the sovereign grace of God and allowing Him to make you white as snow. Humility is the beginning of so many graces.

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