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A Brave Woman

Session 4.40 for September 30, 2012

The book of Esther contains a story of royalty, intrigue, and danger. It reads much like a soap opera that reaches across the centuries. Yet, when we look deeper into the story of Esther, we see a people group that was threatened with genocide and women for whom speaking up could mean banishment or even death. We see a Jewish woman who finds herself the wife of a king who is allowing his officials to persecute Jews. We see this woman, Esther, find courage, seeing her life unfolding for “such a time as this” and speaking up to her husband to save her people. When we look at this story, we can understand that there are times today when we might be in the right place at the right time, whether it be by chance or divine intervention, when we are given a chance to be courageous for God and for humanity, we can be like Esther – brave and bold – even when it means taking great risks.

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Scripture: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22

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