Gregg Bing - September 15, 2013

A Plot

The Book of Esther

A wicked man named Haman, who hates the Jews, is promoted to become second in power under the king. When Mordecai refuses to bow before Haman, he angrily hatches a plot to destroy all the Jews, and King Ahasuerus foolishly gives Haman his signet ring allowing him the power to carry it out, and a proclamation is issued throughout the land of Persia.

Scripture References: Esther 3:1-15

From Series: "The Book of Esther"

The book of Esther is a record of God's providential protection of the Jews who chose to remain in captivity rather than return to own land. This book is one of only two books of the Bible named after women. Esther, a young Hebrew woman, rises to become queen in Medo-Persia. In this position she is given the opportunity to save her people from the plot of a wicked enemy named Haman. Though reluctant at first to step forward, she is reminded by Mordecai, the older cousin who raised her, that God put her in this position "for such a time as this."

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