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;
Xerxes shown himself to be uncaring
Esther with a lot of compromise and sin
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;
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
Run to Jesus and then live boldly knowing that the God in heaven is on your side.
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