August 19, 2017

Today you should read: Esther 10:1-3

Have you ever wondered in the midst of something hard in your life if it is really worth it? I have been there more than once in my life. Going through certain things that at the time seemed almost impossible, that frankly I wanted to give up on, helped me see how faithful God truly is.

In this passage we get to see where Mordecai ends up. Remember they have been through some seriously difficult stuff. Haman was trying to eliminate the Jews, which would have ended the line of Abraham and that means that Jesus would not have come. Mordecai was on the verge of being hanged by Haman, and the decision came down to who’s influence on the king was greater, Haman or Esther.

It would have been easy to throw in the towel, however through God’s amazing provision and faith, Esther has the greater influence. Though the name of God is not mentioned in this book, His presence is undeniable. The result is clear; Mordecai is elevated to second in rank to the king. This changed the entire position of the Jewish people for the better.

Often times in our lives we are completely unaware of what God has planned. Whether we are going through something difficult or not, there is a greater plan that God has for us that we may never know or see. We as believers need to remain faithful to Jesus. You and I may never know how great the impact of your faithfulness will be for the kingdom of God.

By: Dakota Gragg — Student Ministry Associate

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

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