God is our King, our people are those that walk the Earth. We are called to go and make children of God from those who have not heard of His grace, or are ignorant to the love He will provide. We must act like Queen Esther, and tell the King of our enemy’s plans, and then fast and fight for their lives in Heaven.
What I took from the book of Esther is that no matter where you come from (Esther 2:7), and no matter who you are (Esther 2:10), you can become a part of God’s royal family. All it takes is humility, as Esther showed when she asked for little (Esther 2:15), and obedience, which Queen Vashti did not show (1:12). Although our King will not ask us to show our physical beauty, he will call us to show Christ’s love, and His light, to the world.
We also have to prepare ourselves to do what is right in the face of adversity, through spiritual nourishment and physical fasting (Esther 4:15-17). When we pray, and are directed by God, we will not fail. With courage, and faith that what we are doing is part of God’s plan, we will succeed. Because with God, nothing is impossible, and if we perish, we perish, and end up in God’s arms (Esther 4:16).
Learning when to be quiet, as Esther did when she was revealing Haman’s plan, (Esther 5:3-4) and when to speak (Esther Esther 7:3-6) is another part of Esther’s teachings. We need to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit to learn and understand. He will tell us when to do what we are called to do, and lead us along the way.
The last lesson I picked up from Esther, is that we need to remember our triumphs (Esther 9:23). When we are able to enjoy the good times, and rise up from the bad, we are truly beginning to understand God’s plan. We must know that all things happen for a reason, and our trials will not be without fruit in some way, as long as they were done for and with God.
Have fun studying Esther yourself, and feel free to share your thoughts!
Verses I enjoyed:
“Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.” – Esther 4:14
“If I perish, I perish.” – Esther 4:16