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Esther. Risk & Reward. . Esther called on to risk her life For others For self Right thing to do. Esther. Risk & Reward. . Doing the right thing brings a reward “Risk” relative to man’s reaction No risk in relation to God Reward is now and/or later. Esther. Risk & Reward. .

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Esther

Risk & Reward

  • Esther called on to risk her life
    • For others
    • For self
    • Right thing to do
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Esther

Risk & Reward

  • Doing the right thing brings a reward
    • “Risk” relative to man’s reaction
    • No risk in relation to God
    • Reward is now and/or later
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Esther

Risk & Reward

Story

Lessons

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Esther

Risk & Reward

Story

  • Esther’s 1st banquet – beginning of the end, Est. 5:1-8
    • Risked her life
    • Requested king & Haman for dinner
    • Asked for king & Haman to return
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Esther

Risk & Reward

Story

  • Haman built a gallows for Mordecai,
  • Est. 5:9-14
    • Aggravated by Mordecai’s resolve
    • Sought help from wife & friends
    • Wife recommended killing Mordecai
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Esther

Risk & Reward

Story

  • Xerxes honored Mordecai by Haman’s hand,
  • Est. 6:1-14
    • King could not sleep
    • King asked Haman what to do
    • Haman went home dejected — “it’s over”
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Esther

Risk & Reward

Story

  • Esther’s 2nd banquet was the end of the end,
  • Est. 7:1-10
    • True request revealed
    • King – who is responsible?
    • Haman sentenced to death
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Esther

Risk & Reward

Lessons

  • Pride goes before destruction, Prov. 16:18
    • Puffed up about position,
    • Gal. 6:3; 1 Cor. 10:12
    • Things do not guarantee happiness, Ecc. 2
    • Can be blind to blessings, Eph. 5:20; Col. 1:12
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Esther

Risk & Reward

Lessons

  • The providence of God
    • Long chain of events
    • God has power to overrule
    • Psa. 57:1-3; 36:7-12
      • Persecution
      • Bad economy
      • Oversight now – reward later
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Esther

Risk & Reward

Lessons

  • Action taken – not just talk, Mt. 7:24-27
    • Repentance
    • Study Bible more
    • Pray more
    • Kind to spouse
    • Teach children
    • Invite neighbors