Purim stands as a memorial to the reality that even though wicked men may attempt to destroy the Jewish people, it can never happen.
Esther’s decision to risk death to avert the annihilation of the Jewish population of Persia stands as a heroic model for all people of biblical faith.
With the resurgence of anti-Semitism, the Old Testament book of Esther provides a strong reminder that those who devise plans to harm the Jewish people do so at their own peril.
God set the stage. But, the players still had a choice as to whether they would fulfill their destiny.
Abraham’s example is so compelling because he had the chutzpah to bargain with the Lord on behalf of the people of Sodom.
Although His righteousness obligates Him to judge wickedness, the Lord not only hears, but answers the intercessory prayers of the righteous.
The Lord’s announcement was no surprise to Abraham. He had heard it only a few days earlier. The message was for Sarah.