Transcript of the segment â€śGuess who would not have come were it not for Estherâ€ť
Why is it so important? Esther is introduced to us as a Jew. I have already given you a hint. It was through the Jews that the Messiah was to come. It was through Esther that the Jews in the Empire were going to be spared annihilation. If they had been annihilated, guess who would not have come. The one who was born of a Jewess. The one who in the fullness of time came as THE Jew, the perfect Jew who said, â€śSalvation is of the Jews.â€ť Esther has a place in the salvation history of the world! This girl! Abducted, abusedâ€”has a place in Godâ€™s great catalogue of faith. Because even though she could not help herself, even though she could not get herself out of her circumstances, God could use them. God could use her for his great purposes. Now that does not mean, of course, that from a human point of view, it would not have been better had she been rescued. Of course it would. And I hope that nobody takes from this, that NOBODY takes from this seriously, any idea that you should stay in an abusive relationship, because God might use you there. That is not the lesson I want you to learn from this.
Dr. Liam Goligher began serving as Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church in May of 2011. He previously pastored churches in Ireland, Canada, England, and his native Scotland.
Dr. Goligher has been closely involved in Bible teaching and evangelistic ministry among...