The Woman Who Risked Her LifeDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | September 4, 1977
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God used Esther to bless and help the Jewish nation. God had a plan and a purpose for every person in the story, even those who were working against Him.
Pastor Wiersbe connects the story of Esther to our own lives. We are all important to God, and we all have a purpose. God will always accomplish His purposes, and ultimately, He will triumph over evil.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
Esther is the story of a Jew who married a Gentile.
Esther was used by God to bless and help the Jewish nation.
Three parts of the story of Esther:
- Chapters 1-2: selection of Esther
- Chapters 3-7: detection of Haman
- Chapters 8-10: protection of Israel
Esther is about God’s providence.
God’s name is not found in the book of Esther.
Esther teaches us four great truths about the providence of God.
- God has His purposes to accomplish.
- Mordecai knew the promises of God.
- Everything that is going on in this world is known by God and controlled by God.
- God had a purpose for the queen (Esther) and an everyday person (Mordecai).
- We are all important to God, and we have a purpose.
- God accomplishes His purposes through people.
- Things in life don’t happen by luck.
- God prepared Esther for His purposes in her birth, upbringing, and beauty.
- God used the king’s drunkenness, loneliness, foolishness, and sleeplessness.
- God used Haman’s wickedness for His own purposes.
- God is big enough and powerful enough that where He does not rule, He overrules.
- If the people don’t cooperate with God, they are the losers, not God.
- God is going to accomplishes Hi purposes in this world no matter what we do.
- But there are many people that will miss out on the blessings of obeying God.
- We aren’t doing God a favor by obeying Him
- Those who fight against the will of God build their own gallows.
- God is not in a hurry to accomplish His purposes.
- God knows what He is doing and when He should do it.
- God will ultimately triumph over evil.
- The only time God is in a hurry is when a sinner turns to Him.
- As believers, we should be in a hurry to get God’s message out.