How does the exile serve the world–especially when they have a position of influence? Esther chapter 8 provides a template for how the exile can best serve the world once they recognize that the story is going to end in their favor.
November 1, 2020 • Jeremy Mulder • Esther 8, Victory, Influence, Service, World, Grace, Gospel
The Purpose of the Exile
Jeremy Mulder • November 8, 2020 • Jeremy Mulder
God's word helps us see God's purposes in the events of our lives. In the book of Esther, we are given a glimpse into the purpose of the exile, and how God's people learn to live in reliance on Him. The story also points us towards another reality: that although human leaders will always be temporary, King Jesus reigns forever.
Jeremy Mulder • October 25, 2020 • Jeremy Mulder
Would you rather pursue honor for yourself, or shame? A dichotomy is presented in the book of Esther between two characters; one who pursues honor for himself, and one who pursues humility and even shame. In the end, their roles are reversed, reminding us of the role reversal of the Gospel itself: Jesus humbled himself, and was honored by God.