THE BOOK OF ESTHER DOESN’T MENTION GOD, SO WHY IS IT INCLUDED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT?

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True, Esther doesn’t mention the name of God, yet underlying the story are veiled references to God. Cousin Mordecai encourages Esther to go before King Xerxes saying. “Who can say but that you have been elevated to the palace for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14). He was implying that God might use Esther to deliver the Jews. Esther then asks Mordecai to gather the Jews and fast; she herself fasted for three days (Esther 4:3) showing her petition to God for assistance.

While not mentioning God directly, Esther does illustrate God amazing provision for and protection of His people. Sometimes actions speak louder than words. Esther demonstrates God’s providence without articulating what would be obvious to the Jewish reader.

READ THE BOOK OF ESTHER

This book has all the elemetns of a great story: a powerful king, a beautiful queen, and an archenemy. Would God’s people survive?

 

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