by Jim Perdue

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The Pathway to Victory (9 of 11)
Series: God's Perfect Work Through Imperfect People
Jim Perdue
Esther 9:1-19

Believe it or not, we are rounding the corner on the last lap around the track in our study of the book of Esther. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning more about this incredible book in the Bible. I'm so grateful that we have consistently seen God's Perfect Work Through Imperfect People.

If God only used perfect people, no one would be qualified. Aren't you thankful that God's grace fits you for service? God's mercy makes you new. And you are now acceptable in the sight of a holy God.

Tonight, we come to chapter 9 of the book of Esther. We won't study the entire chapter tonight but just look at the first 19 verses. And from Esther 9:1-19 we will think about the subject, The Pathway to Victory. READ Esther 9:1-19 -- PRAY

I'm not a big fan of poetry. I remember sitting in AP English trying to figure out all the imagery and symbolism and as other students answered I would think to myself, ''Where in the world did they come up with that?'' But I can remember one poem that I loved. In fact, I memorized it when I was in High School. This was a poem that I could grasp. It was simple, and straightforward. But strong and powerful.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,?
And sorry I could not travel both?
And be one traveler, long I stood?
And looked down one as far as I could?
To where it bent in the undergrowth;??

Then took the other, as just as fair,?
And having perhaps the better claim?
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,?
Though as for that the passing there?
Had worn them really about the same,??

And both that morning equally lay?
In leaves no step had trodden black.?
Oh, I marked the first for another day!?
Yet knowing how way leads on to way?
I doubted if I should ever come back.??

I shall be telling this with a sigh?
Somewhere ages and ages hence:?
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,?
I took the one less tra ...

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