Never Give Up
For Such a Time
May 5th, 2019
Message 1 in the series: Never Give Up
Key Point: “Love never gives up even when it means honoring God more than honoring the king.”
Doing the right thing may be difficult at times, and often comes at a price, but it’s always worth it in the end. Never giving up for the right reasons pays great, eternal dividends. Loving God and loving others require sacrifice and endurance.
The book of Esther in the Old Testament is a small narrative comprised of only 11 chapters describing a time when the Jewish people were no longer a nation, but rather a people under Persian rule. As the queen of the Persian empire, Esther was in a position to do something about the decree to exterminate the Jews, but would she? Keeping her own Jewish heritage a secret, would she risk everything to approach the king? This is where we pick up their story today…