THE BEST WAY TO UNDERSTAND THE PERSIAN KING – AHASUERUS

In the previous study, the introductory, we saw according to the scriptures that all scriptures are God-breathed and is profitable for doctrine, correction, reproof and so on. The end result is that the child of God will be thoroughly furnished for every good work. In this study, we shall first of all understand this Persian king. Until we do, we will not be able to appreciate what God wants us to learn from the book of Esther. Just as we said in the previous introductory study, the book of Esther is the only book of the bible without the mention of the word ‘God’. Let’s begin from chapter one verse one “Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus (this was the Ahasuerus who reigned over one hundred and twenty-seven provinces, from India to Ethiopia),” FIRST APPROACH – THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS JURISDICTION The very first approach towards Continue reading …

God-Breathed Scriptures

‘All scriptures is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness 2 Tim 3:16’ Our privilege through this time is to study one of the books in the Bible that bears the name of a woman! The book of Esther with its 10 chapters and 165 verses gives us a segment of Jewish history not supplied elsewhere in the bible and provides a valuable portrait of the vast majority of Jews who chose to remain in Persia rather than return to Palestine. The unknown author has an extensive knowledge of Persian etiquette and customs but also of Jewish customs and culture. It is unique in all of Scripture in that God is never mentioned. In fact, there is no reference to God, to prayer or to supplication. It was most probably written at a time when it was extremely dangerous to make any open profession of Continue reading …