The study of the providence of God is both exciting and profitable: it thrills our hearts as we see the wisdom and power of our Heavenly Father; it strengthens our resolve as we marvel at the sufficiency of his grace; and it brings comfort when we do not understand what is happening to us or around us. Esther is all about that marvelous providence. Studying it can deepen our trust, enrich our worship, and intensify our love for God. It will reassure us that though we may not always see him, he never loses sight of us. The history of Esther is one of the clearest examples of Paul's great assertion in Romans 8:28: "We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him."
Praise for the Print Edition
Very few modern commentaries on the Book of Esther manage to combine a high view of God's providence and the historicity of the narrative with serious exposition and masses of warm, practical application. This one does.
—Jonathan Stephen, director, Affinity
- Title: Exploring Esther: Serving the Unseen God
- Author: Colin D. Jones
- Publisher: Day One Publications
- Publication Date: 2005
- Pages: 128
About the Author
Colin D. Jones has been in the ministry since 1971. He became the pastor of Three Bridges Free Church, Crawley, in 1996 after twenty-two years of ministry at Wem Baptist Church, Shropshire. He is a long-serving member of the Council of the FIEC. He and his wife, Chris, have four daughters—Esther, Abigail, Tirzah and Miriam.