Category: ISRAEL’S HISTORY: ANCIENT

Esther Denouncing Haman.

The Choice (Purim)

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.

Go up to Bethel

At Bethel, God not only confirmed Jacob’s name change to Israel, He reiterated and connected the covenantal blessing to all of Jacob-Israel’s descendants—“the children of Israel.”

FOUNDATION (Genesis 27:1-4)

May God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may be an assembly of peoples; and give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and your descendants with you, that you may inherit the land in which you are a stranger, which God gave to Abraham.

FOUNDATION (Genesis 24:1-7)

So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house . . . swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites . . . go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.