Jesus is the true and better Esther

Keller Preaching

I love how Keller shows us throughout the Bible how everything points to Jesus. Let your heart be encouraged!

Jesus is the true and better Adam, who passes the test in the garden and whose obedience is imputed to us (1 Cor 15).

Jesus is the true and better Abel, who, though innocently slain, has blood that cares out for our acquittal, not our condemnation (Hebrews 12:24).

Jesus is the true and better Abraham, who answered the call of God to leave the comfortable and familiar and go out into the void “not knowing whither he went” to create a new people of God.

Jesus is the true and better Jacob, who wrestled with God and took the blow of justice we deserved so that we, like jacob, receive only the wounds of grace to wake us up and discipline us.

Jesus is the true and better Joseph, who at the right hand of the King forgives those who betrayed and sold him and uses his new power to save them.

Jesus is the true and better Moses, who stands in the gap between the people and the Lord and who mediates a new covenant (Hebrews 3).

Jesus is the true and better Moses, who, struck with the rod of God’s justice, now gives us water in the desert.

Jesus is the true and better Job–the truly innocent sufferer–who then intercedes for and saves his stupid friends (Job 42).

Jesus is the true and better David, whose victory becomes his people’s victory, though the never lifted a stone to accomplish it themselves.

Jesus is the true and better Jonah, who was cast out into the storm so we could be brought in.

Jesus is the true and better Esther, who didn’t just risk losing an earthly palace but lost the ultimate heavenly one, who didn’t just risk his life but gave his life–to save his people.

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