Bringing the Ark to Jerusalem brought worship of Jehovah to the forefront of the people of Israel. David’s passion and joy was evident for all to observe because God was the center of his life.
Rather than relying on his own wisdom and ability, David habitually consulted the Lord in all his endeavors.
Therefore the Jews of the villages who dwelt in the unwalled towns celebrated the fourteenth day of the month of Adar with gladness and feasting, as a holiday, and for sending presents to one another.
Despite mortal danger, she chose to fulfill her destiny to advocate on behalf of the Jewish people. Esther’s decision to risk death to prevent the annihilation of the Jewish population of Persia stands as a heroic model for all people of faith.
With the current spike in anti-Semitic incidents, the Old Testament book of Esther provides a graphic reminder that those who devise plans to harm the Jewish people do so at their own peril.