The book of Esther is like no other book of the bible. It is one of only two books named for women in the bible and it is the only book that in it’s original form did not contain the word “God” in it. As you read the story though you will come to recognize God working in the lives of Esther and Mordecai as well as the entire Jewish people.
The setting is Susa, the Persian capital of the Persian empire at approximately 470 B.C. Most of the scenes in the story take place inside or near the palace. The book of Esther reads like a novel filled with intrigue. There are two stories running simultaneously – one primarily about the life of Esther and the other about the life of her uncle (and adopted father) Mordecai.
I highly recommend you read the entire book of Esther in your bible so you can enjoy the story in it’s entirety. For our study I’ve selected a few keys verses from each chapter. There are nine chapters in the book of Esther and our study will take 10 weeks (plus one week for Christmas Break) I encourage you to think through the focus verse(s) for the entire week. Please leave a comment on the blog post that coincides with that week’s study for anything that speaks to you. You can also write comments on my Facebook page at Facebook – Happy And Blessed Home
- Week 1 12/3/12 Chapter 1 verses 17-20
- Week 2 12/10/12 Chapter 2 verses 8-10
- Week 3 12/17/12 Chapter 2 verses 15-17 & 20
- Week 4 12/31/12 Chapter 3 verses 2-6 & 13
- Christmas Break
- Week 5 1/7/13 Chapter 4 verses 11-16
- Week 6 1/14/13 Chapter 5 verses 1-8
- Week 7 1/21/13 Chapter 6 verses 1-3
- Week 8 1/28/13 Chapter 7 verses 2-6
- Week 9 2/4/13 Chapter 8 verses 3-6 & 11
- Week 10 2/11/13 Chapter 9 verses 19-22
I look forward to walking through the book of Esther with you. I think there are some valuable things we can learn from Esther and Mordecai. And even if you’ve read the book before, or done another study on Esther – it never hurts to look at the same story with fresh eyes again.
I pray He gives you fresh revelation; and that you’ll join me.
In His Grip,
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