Week 5 Lesson 5 2nd Quarter
Biblical Studies 102 The Book of Esther:
The book of Esther takes place in the city of Susa, in the winter Palace of the Persian King. After King Xerxes divorced his queen, he chooses a young Jewish woman named Esther as his Queen. She was an orphan but had been adopted and cared for by her cousin, Mordecai, who was given a job as a palace official. Mordecai her not to tell anyone that she was a Jew, and she obeyed, you see God always has a plan for our Lives all we need to do is be Obedient. The Kings Highest official was a man named Haman. This man hated Jews, all Jews and he tricked the King into giving him permission to have them all killed.
This incredible story opens with twist and turns setting into motion God’s plan for deliverance in (Chapter 1-4)
The Hebrew text of the book of Esther doesn’t mention God, but the whole plot shows that God was protecting His People, and Esther Queen and as Mordecai put it, in (Chapter 4:14) It could be that you were made queen for a time like this… God gives us directions in a crystal- clear voice. We act in the physical world and God acts in the Spiritual world. You will know he is there – just like Billy Graham and Esther did – by the outcome, so let’s be Obedient in Trusting God at all Times.