Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Read: Esther 4:1-16
“…I go in unto the king…and if I perish, I perish.” (Esther 4:16)
Esther’s beauty and character won the heart of Persia’s King, Xerxes, and made her his queen. Even in her favoured position, however, she would risk her life by attempting to see the king when he has not requested her presence. Although she was queen, she was not secure. But cautiously and courageously, Esther decided to risk her life by approaching the king on behalf of her people.
When you are experiencing struggles, turn to fellow believers for support by sharing your trials with them and gaining strength from the bond that unites you. Like Esther, we should have the same commitment to do what is right despite the possible consequences. Do you try to save yourself by remaining silent rather than standing up for what is right? Decide to do what God wants, and trust Him for outcome. God has a purpose for the situations in which He places us. You should be open to advice and willing to act.
How much of your security lies in your possession, position or reputation? God has not placed you in your present position for your own benefit. He put you there to serve Him. Like Esther’s case, let God be your ultimate security!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, give me the courage to do what is right despite the possible consequences. Like in Esther’s case, be my ultimate security.
PEACE ON EARTH!
(From ‘The Voice of Christ Today, 2014 Edition’ Daily Inspiration for Personal and Family Devotion, Page 69. A publication of The World International Sacred Peace Movement, Grouped Soul)