Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday, September 27th: Esther 6-10 ~ Danae

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Esther 6-10

In these chapters today we see the culmination of Esther’s obedience.
We see how God rewarded her obedience in both the punishment of Haman as well as the deliverance of the Jews.

Esther had to step out in faith, while feeling completely inadequate for the job (not to mention risking her life), trusting that God would intervene & bring justice.

When we are faced with something, we have to choose how we will respond. Are we going to pray for God's guidance & trust him, knowing our perspective is limited? Or do we demand, expecting God to follow us/our way?  Do we trust & obey, knowing God is in control even when the circumstances seem to us that he is no? Or do we despair, doubting that God can/will deliver us?

If Esther had not turned to God & trusted him to provide a way & to work things out, the outcome would likely have been very different. Even to the point of being willing to give up everything.

Do I have that kind of faith?  That I could step out, willing to take that kind of risk, trusting God to see me through?

Only when we have that kind of faith will we get to see that kind of response from God. It's like they say: “If you believe little you will see little.”

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  Ezra 4:7-23Ezra 7-10


Nathan Reimer said...

How often do I take a safer route, instead of trusting God fully, leaving things with Him? The safer route really offers less, and trusting in Him builds up strength, which makes us stronger in the end. An important lesson learned from this storey.

Tammy Reimer said...

We are so quick to forget God's faithfulness. This is why the Israelites were required to celebrate feasts - in order to remember what God had done for them. The festival of Purim was no exception.

Conrad said...

Esther made the decision to trust in God; like Danae mentioned Esther turned to God. We need to be deliberate in our actions just as Esther was in order to place our trust and faith in God.