The story of Esther is a story of Faith and Courage. It’s also a story of how God can work through any set of circumstances when we’re willing to trust and obey. Esther trusted God and consequently, she was able to save her entire nation from Genocide. Below are some passages of Scripture from the Book of Esther as well as some additional insights in bold to help you apply these Truths to your own life.
On the seventh day, when King Xerxes was in high spirits from wine, he commanded the seven eunuchs who served him…to bring before him Queen Vashti, wearing her royal crown, in order to display her beauty to the people and nobles, for she was lovely to look at. But when the attendants delivered the king’s command, Queen Vashti refused to come. Then the king became furious and burned with anger. Esther 1:10-12
Husbands, Always treat your wife with respect and adoration! If you use your wife, you might lose your wife.
Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. Esther 2:17
Esther was given favor and leadership, but it came with a price. Selfless Service is the price of Leadership.
For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14
Esther had to choose between saving her people and protecting her own life. At some point, we all must choose between our Comfort and our Destiny.
Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.” Esther 4:15-16
Trust God and do what has to be done! Start with Prayer and End with Action. God will take care of the rest!