Esther 10:1-3 (The Greatness of Mordecai)

Esther 10:1-3
The Greatness of Mordecai

Esther, like Ruth or Jonah, is a book which records events that really occurred. Like Ruth, it is one of the historical writings, but like Jonah, and even Ruth, it is also a book which prophetically looks forward, while also being given in types and shadows of other things.Read the rest

Esther 9:18-32 (The Days of Purim)

Esther 9:18-32
The Days of Purim

The 30th Psalm is one which could have been written specifically for the circumstances which surrounded the Jews during the time of Esther. Though it was written by David many centuries earlier, it fits their situation so very well. Other than the several references to the Lord, which are lacking in Esther, the contents reflect going from hopelessness to joy and from utter defeat, to triumph.Read the rest

Esther 9:1-17 (Rest from Their Enemies)

Esther 9:1-17
Rest From Their Enemies

The verses today speak of rest twice. But there is a difference in what they are saying, as you will see. There is a place of rest, and there is a state of rest. The two are not the same, but they can be united when the conditions are right.Read the rest

Esther 8:1-17 (Beauty for Ashes)

Esther 8:1-17
Beauty for Ashes

The term “Beauty for Ashes” has almost become a cliché saying among Christians today. You hear it on the radio a lot, and pastors and teachers toss it around like it was a cheap five-cent phrase. But it is something that really applies to those who mourn, and yet who wait patiently on the Lord.Read the rest

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