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Lots of Trouble for Israel
February 28, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Esther 3:6-15

Lots of Trouble for Israel

February 28, 2021 / Esther 3:6-15

History is filled with various attempts to destroy the people of Israel. For 4,000 years, the Jewish people have faced relentless persecution, opposition, and attempts to annihilate them – and in the future, the struggle against Israel will continue. Yet, according to the video we just watched, the little Jewish state survives. Today’s text chronicles one such attempt to destroy all the Jews residing in the kingdom of Persia.

A chain reaction follows Mordecai’s refusal to bow to Haman. Haman’s pride is so great that he scorns the idea of killing only one person for this offense. He decides that every single Jewish person in the world should die.

I. The is Set. (7)

  • Haman relies on the , also known as the lot, and it was used for divination and
  • The dice happen to land on the 13 day of the month of Adar.
  • The Jews will name a feast, in the aftermath of all of this, the feast of (Esther 9:24, 26, 28).
  • Proverbs 16:33, “The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the .”
  • had to pass before the massacre could be carried out.

II. The is Sealed. (8-12)

  • The next thing Haman has to do is go the king.
  • He makes no effort to identify who these people are that he is sentencing to death.
  • Anger leads to
  • Never make a permanent decision based on a emotion.

III. The is Sent. (13-14)

  • On the eve of , the Jews find out they are going to die.
  • The edict was translated into every language and published immediately.

IV. The is Shocking. (15)

  • Haman and the king sit down to get drunk, but the city of Shushan is in .
  • We don’t need to let the world or the devil force us into living in the shadow of imminent catastrophe.
  • God has the master .
  • It doesn’t matter what your “” in life is.  Jesus can set you free.

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