Sunday July 23, 2017 -Esther


In part three of our "Esther" series, we see two men and two choices. Mordecai, with his steadfast decision to do the right thing regardless of recognition or results, shows that his dependence was on God. Haman, who is willing to do anything to remain in good graces with the king and hurt Mordecai, shows us that left on our own, there is no limit to what our pride and desires will bring to fruition. The comfort in this seemingly hopeless situation for the Jewish people in this story, and for you and I, is God is always in control. Our obedience does not thwart God's will or hinder Him from gaining glory in all circumstances. 

Jesus' death seemed like a defeat to many who followed Him; but, in hindsight, we can all clearly see God's hand in every step of the way. We can choose to see things through the lens of Jesus Christ and the peace only He can offer. The question is, do you know that peace?


Esther 2:21-23, 3:1-15

Kenny Nix, Pastor