Faith in Action vs. Blinding Pride
Esther 5-6 Pew Bible page # 388
I. Esther began with prayer and fasting. 4:16-5:1
A. Demonstrating faith through acknowledging our dependence.
B. Demonstrating faith through thoughtful strategy.
II. Haman was filled with pride and determined to see his plan fulfilled.
A. Demonstrating pride through insecurity.
B. Demonstrating pride through a desire for more fame.
III. God's favor remains with those trust Him.
A. Demonstrating mercy and wisdom.
B. Demonstrating justice and love.
Am I blinded by selfishness and pride in my life?
Have I put my faith in Jesus Christ alone? What strategic action has come from that faith?
Am I continuing to ask God for His favor in my life?