Close…ExpositionSummaryShareInformationReading listEsther 9:32 (ESV)32 The command of Queen Esther confirmed these practices of Purim, and it was recorded in writing.Esther’s letter achieved its purpose. Her regulations were written down in Jewish records. Although these records have not survived the ages, they may have formed a source for the writing of the book of Esther. In this way, God established a testimony of his faithful care. The book of Esther should still serve to encourage God’s church, especially where the church lives in a godless environment ruled by godless leaders.This does not mean that the church is still to celebrate the Purim. All the feasts of the Old Testament were only a shadow of the things that were to come (Colossians 2:17). If God had not rescued his people on that fateful day in Adar, then Jesus Christ would never have been born. But he has been born, and today he is seated at God’s right hand, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion (Ephesians 1:20–21). The church’s safety and continuation are guaranteed in him.As a people group, the Jews have been preserved until today. This is an act of God’s grace whereby he gives them time to repent (Romans 9:1–11:36).