Thoughts on Esther from Desiring God
Desiring God has some interesting insights into the book of Esther today. Jon Bloom says, “One lesson from the book of Esther is that God can make excessive government intervention and very bad legislation serve his purposes and expand his kingdom.” It had not escaped me that God is still working in the world, especially with Romans 13:1 saying that God puts governments into place. I had never pulled that from the book of Esther, though, and it is so abundantly clear now.
Even through abuses of power, like our current radical leftist president and majority party in the legislature are in the habit of doing, God can do great things. Governments are just pawns in God’s hands as he judges the world and brings it closer to Jesus’ return. Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus.