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Choose your enemies wisely - Esther 7:1-10

This is a sermon by Peter Birnie from the evening service on 1st August 2021.

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Esther 7 v 1-10 “Choose your enemies wisely”

 

Intro: The Psalm 2 God who laughs at his enemies

 

        1.The Sovereign God relates to Esthers as a defender (v1-7)

 

Whatever direction Esther looks, death is on the horizon BUT there is a God in heaven and so Esther’s answer is full of;

 

  • Need

 

Xerxes shown himself to be uncaring

 

 

Esther with a lot of compromise and sin

 

 

  • Boldness

 

Hamaan the vicious and favoured guard dog

 

 

Esther leaving no room for compromise

 

 

 

 

        2. The Sovereign God relates to Hamaans as a destroyer (v6-10)

 

Death stalks these pages BUT there is a God in heaven so Hamaan is a fool to be so;

 

  • Hard

 

 

  • Proud

 

 

 

         3. The Sovereign God relates differently than Xerxes’

 

The scaffold that has changed everything;

 

  • The cross has fixed God’s dealings towards his redeemed children

 

 

 

  • The cross has fixed God’s dealings towards his stubborn enemies

 

 

 

Conclusion

Run to Jesus and then live boldly knowing that the God in heaven is on your side.

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