Read Esther 9

Focus on verses 2-4

I have on occasion read news articles and spoken with conspiracy theorists that blame the Jews for manipulating foreign affairs, causing wars and overthrowing governments in modern times. Some of these even go so far as to claim that the holocaust was a hoax perpetrated by the Jews rather than the genocidal plan of Hitler to annihilate an entire race of people. While most people do not take this type of report seriously, I can understand where some people might become jealous of the success and blessing that so often seem to follow Jewish people…well, at least between the times that some maniac is hatching a plot to wipe them out.

What people who are unfamiliar with biblical history do not understand is that there is a reason why the Jews bear the title of “God’s Chosen People”. As I survey biblical history from Abraham in Genesis through Esther and beyond, I notice that even in the times when God is angry with His people He is not willing to allow them to be entirely wiped out. It is for this reason that I believe that to this day they continue to exist and prosper. It is not because they are more intelligent or physically stronger than people of other nationalities. It is entirely because God made a promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that He would bless all nations through their offspring. He further promised to David that he would have an heir that would sit on the throne of Israel forever? As outlandish as that promise may sound…the way it will be fulfilled is when Jesus (who was of the line of David) returns to rule forever according to biblical prophecy.

Therefore, if there are times when it seems the Jews are indestructible, or if it seems they somehow always appear to get the upper hand in business, politics, science and fine arts…perhaps it is not so much because they lie and cheat (though I expect there may be some who do) but that they, by no choice of their own really, have the blessing and protection of God upon them.

Again, this does not mean that God loves them more than the rest of His creation. God loves all people and judges with a perfect balance of justice and mercy; however, He has a special purpose for His people. This is true not only of those of Jewish descent, but also of those who have been adopted through establishing a relationship with Jesus Christ.


About Dented-Knight

Peter Enns (aka - The Dented Knight) is a native of rural southern Manitoba, Canada. He is an ordained minister, the proprietor of LNE Web Services, father of four, grandfather of two, and life long husband of one. 
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