My Old Testament readings today brought me to that wonderful book of Esther. There is a powerful marbling of the gospel that runs through every meaty page of that remarkable story.
￼Indeed, there is no more powerful biblical truth than the one that appears in Esther chapters six and seven. Here is the climactic scriptural scene that describes the essential gospel dynamic throughout all of the word of God:
Esther 7:9–10 (ESV): Moreover, the gallows that Haman has prepared for Mordecai, whose word saved the king, is standing at Haman’s house, fifty cubits high.” And the king said, “Hang him on that.” So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the wrath of the king abated.
And so we remember that in the very act of deicide — our God killed on a cross by his own creation — becomes the central act of redeeming grace. The cross was prepared as an instrument of shame but through the power of the gospel became the everlasting sign of salvation.
The things that come against you are used by God to save you. What an awful thought to go through life without this powerful gospel covering transforming agents of harm to avenue of healing.
Turn to Christ today. Receive Him by repentance and faith. Experience the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For at last, even death is transformed into a portal leading to the presence of God, and eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.￼
“The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness” (Proverbs 11:5).