Beginning to Dig Into Esther’s Story
I’m excited you have joined us for this journey through the book of Esther. I will post on Sunday afternoon and then add a few more details on Wednesday each week. As you begin digging in to Esther’s story, here are a few nuggets to consider:
Through Esther’s story we see how to:
Listen to wise counsel
Know that our circumstances are known to God
Fast and pray during times of uncertainty and we need wisdom
Trust in God’s ways
Wait for God’s timing
Within the chapters of Esther we will see themes of:
Submission and conflict
Good and Evil
Inner and outer beauty
Pride and humility
Anger and temperance
God’s sovereignty even when God’s name is never mentioned
Patience and hastiness
As you read through the story of Esther, note these themes and see how they impact events.
How do these themes play out in your world? Have your learned something you can share with others?
Contrast the characters and take note of the similarities and differences:
Mordecai & Haman
King Xerxes & Haman
Queen Vashti & Esther
The King’s advisors & Mordecai
Other details to note:
There are ten banquets within the ten chapters of Esther.
God’s name or presence is never mentioned.
Enjoy Digging In
As you begin your study, feel free to comment about your discoveries. If you studied this text in the past, please share your insights. I love how the Lord gives us visibility to His word as we rely on His Holy Spirit. And when we put our hearts, heads, and spirit together to discuss His word.
I hope you enjoy digging in to Esther Chapter 1.
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