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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD ;
BE LIKE ESTHER
(There’s A Reason And Purpose For Your Being)
TO THE BIBLE Esther 4:12-14 CEV
“…Don’t think that you will escape being killed with the rest of the Jews, just because you live in the king’s palace. If you don’t speak up now, we will somehow get help, but you and your family will be killed. It could be that you were made queen for a time like this!”
In the days of king Ahasuerus, a certain man named Haman hated the Israelites so much that he wanted them gone, all because an Israelite refused to bow to him! The king had promoted Haman above all the princes in his kingdom, and so all the king’s servants bowed and reverenced Haman whenever he walked by (Esther 3:1-2)
He had the political influence to annihilate anyone whom he hated, and sought to start with Mordecai, the Israelite, who would not bow to him, due to his Jewish law. However, Esther, who was also a Jew and married to the king, was completely oblivious of Haman’s hatred and quest to destroy her people. Mordecai, her uncle, sent a touching message to her which we read, telling her, “Who knows, perhaps, you have come to a royal position to prevent this from happening.”
Have you ever wondered why you were born in this generation and not in the eighteenth or nineteenth century? It’s because God has a purpose for your being here at this time. He really does! In her day, Esther’s timely intervention prevented Haman from actualizing his wicked plot against the Israelites to wipe them out!
Maybe you’re “the Esther” that God has placed in that street today, in that classroom, where you can be of help to God’s people. Sometimes, it might even be for you to help one individual, or to cause the work of God’s Kingdom in your neighborhood to progress further.
God has placed you where you are because He knew a time of need would come; so, make sure you rise to the occasion. Don’t neglect any opportunity to help. Don’t think about yourself only; think about the Gospel and its spread around the world through your personal contributions.
Romans 15:1; Galatians 6:8; Esther 4:16
Dear Father, I’m grateful for the opportunities you’ve made available to me to be of help to others and be relevant in the spread of the Gospel around the world. I recognize and take advantage of your grace in me to win for others and fulfill my role in the ministry of reconciliation, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
John 1:1-18, 2 Samuel 15-17
1 Corinthians 15:20-28, Proverbs 30
Study about Esther and the efforts she took in delivering her people