The Book of Esther tells the tale of the young, beautiful Jewish girl, who by God's gracious providence became queen of Persia. With Mordecai, her protective and loving cousin, Esther saves her people by exposing a cruel plot to exterminate the Jews remaining in Persia, who chose not to return to the Promised Land.
While God's name does not appear in this book, He is the main character. Working behind the scenes, God inspires faith in His gracious promises and enables His children to accomplish extraordinary things on behalf of their neighbor.
This study examines
the "reversals" in Esther that point to God's gracious work in human history;
the strength believers receive through God's promises;
the foreshadowing of Christ in the life of Mordecai.