The book of Esther reads like a movie script, complete with a beautiful, courageous young girl (Esther), a fearless hero (Mordecai), and the dastardly villain (Haman). It’s a story of faith, bravery, suspense, betrayal and palace intrigue with a satisfying ending. How does Esther inspire us today?
Finding motivation for faith does not have to be a difficult task, because the Old Testament is full of individuals whose faith and actions were God-honoring and incredibly heroic. If we observe and study their lives we will find a treasure trove of faith strengthening tools and examples for our practical everyday use.
What is salvation – what are we saved from and how does it work? Can everyone have it? Is it only offered now in this life or is there some way it can be offered after death and resurrection? If this teaching is SO important then why does it seem to be so elusive?