The Book of Esther stands out amongst the books of the Jewish Bible in that it does not mention the name of God. In fact; the Book of Esther does not explicitly declare any spiritual message. It is a story of the salvation of the Jews from the physical destruction that their enemies threatened them with. Yet the Book of Esther resonates with many important teachings that still guide us until today.
The story described in the Book of Esther takes place while Israel is in exile amongst the Gentile nations. There is no prophet to lead them. The leader of Israel at that time was Mordecai – a righteous Jew who loved his people and trusted in God.
We learn from this story that God is with Israel wherever they are. His spirit guides the righteous of the nation so that they can lead the nation in…
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