Esther and Jesus

From the Desiring God blog, a reminder that the fingerprints of Jesus are everywhere in Scripture. Some places though, like those that don’t appear to be about Jesus, you just have to dust for those fingerprints a little more:

The Hebrew Scriptures point to Jesus in a myriad of ways. One way is narrative patterns, like the one in Esther 9:1:

On the very day when the enemies of the Jews hoped to gain the mastery over them, the reverse occurred: the Jews gained mastery over those who hated them.

And so it happened at the cross. At the very moment when the Enemy of the True Jew hoped to gain the mastery over Jesus, the reverse occurred: Jesus gained mastery over the one who hated him.

God has innumerable ways of pointing us to his Son—after all, according to Colossians 1:16—17, all the universe is in Jesus, through Jesus, and for Jesus.

If all the universe, then how much more the Scriptures.

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