Esther and Why She Was So Important

I remember like it was yesterday around the campfire where Dave, our children’s camp pastor, told the story of Esther from the Bible. I’d never heard this biblical account of the orphan who grew up to be a courageous queen, saving Israel from annihilation.

Night after night as Dave acted out from Scripture the scenes of Esther’s story, my heart longed to be a woman just like her. I was 10 years old at the time but hearing the account of Esther’s courage and faithfulness caused me to surrender my own life and future to whatever plans God had for my life.

Many books recount the historical and theological importance of the Jewish orphan who became a Persian Queen. While many record her influence upon history, my own story was so influenced by Esther that I cannot help but share from my perspective. Who was Esther and why was she so important? Her story teaches us these 10 valuable lessons: (You can read these 10 points in full in the original article by Rhonda Stoppe at Crosswalk.com

  1. GOD USES ORDINARY PEOPLE
  2. SHE DID NOT LET HER CIRCUMSTANCES MAKE HER BITTER
  3. HER BEAUTY DID NOT MAKE HER PRIDEFUL
  4. GOD IS IN SOVEREIGN OVER THE HEART OF THE KING
  5. SHE NEEDED OLDER GODLY MENTORS
  6. COURAGE WAS NOT HER FIRST RESPONSE
  7. SHE KNEW WHERE TO FIND HER STRENGTH
  8. SHE WAITED ON GOD’S TIMING
  9. SHE LOVED HER PEOPLE MORE THAN HER LIFE
  10. HER INFLUENCE LIVES ON

READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE HERE AS IT APPEARED FIRST ON CROSSWALK.COM

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