God works below the radar. Behind enemy lines. According to His time table. For His glory.
He warned Israel that continued disobedience would bring captivity, yet in the midst of captivity He would watch over them.
The book of Esther highlights the LORD’s covert activity to protect His people. Though the Name of the Lord is noticeably absent from the story, His activity is clear throughout the story.
The narrative begins with a regal and ridiculous party (seven days of drinking). The King orders his queen to appear before all the leering, drunken men. She refuses and is fired! Who knew that God would use the party platform to bring a young Jewish orphan to the high position as Queen of Persia and intercessor for His people?
God’s covert activity reminds believers today of several truths:
Review Leviticus 26:44-45 and Deuteronomy 28:36-37, 64-66. What had God promised would occur as a result of Israel’s continual disobedience? What promise did He make to give them hope during captivity? How does He fulfill this promise to the exiles in Mordecai and Esther’s day?
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