Esther: A Picture of Life in Exile
The exile brought massive changes to Israel. Living under foreign rule, surrounded by unfamiliar people, and without a Temple, the exiles were forced to adapt and learn how to remain faithful to God in an environment vastly different than their ancestors. Many of us today also struggle with navigating how to keep God’s laws in places where others have a total disregard for His commandments.
In this two hour teaching, we will examine how the book of Esther wrestles with these issues. By comparing and contrasting Esther to Daniel, Nehemiah, and Ezra, we will walk away with a better understanding of how God uses every one of us in different capacities and how it is essential to recognize that not all of us are called to fulfill the same role in the body of Messiah.