10 Then Esther spoke to Hathach and commanded him to go to Mordecai and say, 11 “All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that if any man or woman goes to the king inside the inner court without being called, there is but one law—to be put to death, except the one to whom the king holds out the golden scepter so that he may live. But as for me, I have not been called to come in to the king these thirty days.”12 And they told Mordecai what Esther had said.
Mordecai commanded Esther to go to the king, beg his favor and plead with him on behalf of her people. Esther obeyed his adoptive father Mordecai since she was a child, but now she was the queen! Possessed all the glory, wealth, honor, and favor! This command required her to get out of her comfort zone and risk her life!
Maybe we encounter many challenges every day. The challenges are not here to stop us or make us escape! But let us rely more on God and train us not to get used to the easy life! Whether there is a good reason to stand up for God and glorify God every day! Esther had to respond to the command of her adoptive father. Who were her own people? What was her identity?
Are you dead while living without your calling, or are you risking your life for the upper calling?
“Don’t forget your identity because you are the queen of the Persian Empire!” Jews are God’s chosen people! Christians belong to Christ and are the body of Christ! Are you willing to stand up for God and face all daily challenges? Tell you a story, I had a colleague named Chris. I emailed my boss telling him that I had talked to Chris already. I typed Christ instead of Chris. My boss joked that I had a direct line to speak to Christ.
I really have a direct line to Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords! I can call Him any time, anywhere!
Prayer: Thanks to the Lord! We don’t have to risk our lives to meet the king! The church is the bride of Christ. You love me and give yourself up for me! We can all come to you anytime, anywhere! You rejoice to see us and love getting close to us. Help me to see my identity and stand up for your calling!
1 thought on “Esther – Risking Life for a Good Call (Esther 4:10-12 Devotional)”
How hard it is to approach a king on earth! But how precious that our King of kings waits every day to be gracious to us! When we draw near to Him, He draws near to us. There is NO king in the world like Him! Shall we keep Him waiting? Lord, may my meditation be pleasing to you as I rejoice in you!