Sermons tagged #Hataka
Mordecai and Esther. Esther 2:5-7;Deut.25:17-19;Esther 3;12-15;4:14;Esther 4:8-13;Dan. 3:13-20;Esther 4:15-17 Esther means "star." This was her Persian name. She was also known as Hadassah (Hebrew name) which means "myrtle." The myrtle tree has flowers like a star. Esther is orphaned. She is reared by cousin Mordecai.In facing any desperate situation, there is a need for courage, prayer, and fasting. When we face the crises of life, we must be courageous. But we must also seek the face of God, for only God can give us permanent help. No matter what the crises in life, there is hope in the LORD. If we turn to the LORD in prayer and fasting, seeking His face for help, He will help us.The character of Esther was revealed by her affliction. She was committed to the task no matter what happened. It revealed what this lady was really made of. We are to be like Esther, and pray as if all depended on God and act as if all depended upon us. Edmond Burke said, "All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." Thank God Esther did do something and because she did her act of courage has never perished.