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Esther, along with the Old Testament books Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, and Ecclesiastes, are five scrolls that are read on various Jewish holidays. Esther provides us with the history of the Jewish holiday Purim, or “lots,” named because Haman, an evil ruler, cast lots to determine the day of the Jews’ annihilation. Esther is the Jewish heroine who, along with her adoptive father, Mordecai, reversed Haman’s plan by influencing the King of the Persian Empire, Xerxes. Esther also has a lot to teach us about how to find and fulfill our life’s mission.
We Flounder Without A Mission
We need to live for more than
Esther provides us with the history of the Jewish holiday Purim, or “lots,” named because Haman, an evil ruler, cast lots to determine the day of the Jews’ annihilation. Esther is the Jewish heroine who, along with Mordecai, reversed Haman’s plan by influencing the King of the Persian Empire, Xerxes.
We Are Tempted to Settle for a Shadow Mission
Unless we face the shallowness of our
shadow mission, we’ll never move beyond it.
Even Esther is tempted to settle for her shadow mission—
winning the title of queen. But Mordecai won’t let
her get stuck there.
We Need Courage to Fulfill Our Mission
Any mission we are given will include
obstacles to overcome.
Esther realizes that
the fate of a whole nation, the dream of the
people of God, is in her hands. She understands
that she has not been brought to this point in
her life for the sake of accumulating an exquisite
wardrobe, precious gems, and exotic fragrances.
She’s part of what God is doing on this earth, part of
God’s plan to redeem the world.
With Jesus, We Can Fulfill Our Mission
Jesus also faced a shadow mission and
realize show tough it is for us.
Esther was victorious. Now, it’s our day. It’s
your day. You may not know why, but you have been blessed with what you have been given and you are where
you are for a reason. In our own strength,
we’ll always give in to our shadow mission. But with Jesus we can fulfill our mission.
Total number of pages - 34 pages
This Study Through the Bible Course is based on PreachingToday.com sermons by W. Frank Harrington, Lee Eclov, and Lee Strobel.
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